On Veterans Day, A Look At How Service Members and Veterans View Climate Change

On Veterans Day, A Look At How Service Members and Veterans View Climate Change

A survey conducted last year of military service members and veterans found that 77% of them believed that military bases in coastal or island regions will be damaged by flooding or severe storms as a result of climate change and 61% believed that drought and famine-driven international military conflict over food and water resources fairly or very likely to occur. 

Why This Matters:  Climate change is increasingly becoming a national security issue and members of the military and veterans can help to broaden public support in conservative communities for climate initiatives.

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Required Reading This Veterans Day

Required Reading This Veterans Day

Here are two pieces that we recommend you read today, one of which we’ve written and the other an op-ed in the Star Tribune calling on us to honor veterans by examining the environmental damage inflicted by the military. Michael McDonald, president of Twin Cities Veterans for Peace and Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, emeritus professor of justice […]

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