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OBAMA: CLIMATE CHANGE A GROWING NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT

The Obama administration raises attention to the climate change. U.S. Government think that rising seas, worsening droughts, melting Arctic ice and extreme weather events rank among the most potent threats to U.S. national security. According to the administration climate change can raise public health crises and dangerous radical groups.

Obama said: “No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change”. Both home and abroad, concerted actions have been taken to confront the dangers posed by climate change and to strengthen our energy security. Energy security and reliable access to electricity – both for the U.S. and its allies – are also named key imperatives. Even the Defence department has got inside the movement by advocating the use of solar power for its equipment and infrastructure. 

Since then and even before, the armed forces have examined how renewable energy and 3D printing might enhance combat readiness; how climate change might increase instability in Africa and the Middle East; and how military installations have already been affected by floods, wildfires and drought.

The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to finalize the first-ever federal limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The regulation of methane, smog and stricter fuel economy standardsare also instituted. Energy Department have spent billions in clean energy projects, from plug-in electric cars to centralized solar plants. Obama also has called for $3 billion for a new U.N. Green Climate Fund to help developing nations mitigate and adapt to the effects of global warming.

 

                                                                                                                        The gLAWcal Team

EPSEI project

                                                                                                                Tuesday, 3 February 2015

(Source: U.S.News)