The military’s net-zero agenda

How the U.S. Armed Forces came to see climate change as a key national security threat.

On The Carbon Copy podcast this week:

Climate change is impacting people’s lives across the globe, from mass migrations to resource conflicts. For the U.S. military, it’s become one of the nation’s top security risks. 

After years of risk assessments, the military is now talking about how it intends to address those risks.

It all culminated in the military’s most ambitious plan to date: a new, comprehensive climate agenda that envisions microgrids on all Army bases, all-electric tactical vehicles, and a net-zero military by 2050

This week, we look at what the Army’s new net-zero plan reveals about how climate will influence America’s national security strategy.

Guest: Erin Sikorsky, director of The Center for Climate and Security.

The Carbon Copy is a co-production of Post Script Media and Canary Media.

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