Read Hondo’s post about Global Warming with some concerns.
Then I discovered that SecDef Hagel and the Brass Hats are taking care of it.
“We’re seeing the impacts” from global warming across Army facilities, said Katharine Hammack, assistant Army secretary for Installations. “Wildfires, changes in precipitation, and increased extreme weather events are growing in frequency and intensity,” Hammack said at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.
I always kinda thought the old dictum of “Adapt and Overcome” applied to our military in general? I am REALLY glad to know The Brass is concerned enough to spend millions on important stuff like:
“The alternative financing is absolutely essential,” said Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostwick, head of the Army Corps of Engineers.
Bostwick pointed to several base projects to save energy – a solar wall for heating buildings at Fort Drum, New York; a ground source heating pump at Fort Carson, Colorado; and solar hot water panels at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.”
Yeah, that’ll be better than spending the money on foul weather gear, better all weather vehicles, etc.
Aside: the other branches ARE doing the same indeed, I didn’t single out The Army.
Cross posted from TAH