"In addition to declaring a “sense of Congress” that global warming is a national security threat, the defense reauthorization bill would also require the Defense Department to assess the vulnerabilities of the 10 bases most threatened by climate change in each service."
Struggling to stay up-to-date with the dizzying array of news coming out of the White House? Here's the news you need to know that pertains to ocean and coastal conservation.
Via The Guardian
"The Trump administration’s dismantling of environmental regulations has intensified a growing civil rights battle over the deadly burden of pollution on minorities and low-income people."
"The Trump administration made its debut at a United Nations conference on climate change on Monday by giving a full-throated defense of fossil fuels and nuclear energy as answers to driving down global greenhouse gas emissions...But even before the Trump team could make its case, the panel was disrupted for more than 10 minutes by scores of chanting and singing demonstrators."
Via The Guardian
"President Trump has been accused of deliberately obstructing research on global warming after it emerged that a critically important technique for investigating sea-ice cover at the poles faces being blocked."
"House Natural Resources Democrats today accused the administration of conducting a secretive review of marine monuments and sanctuaries, and urged President Trump to release a Commerce Department report assessing offshore oil and drilling potential in those sites."
"Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is poised to make wholesale changes to the agency’s key advisory group by jettisoning scientists who have received grants from the EPA and replacing them with industry experts and state government officials."