Sea Level Rise
While location dependent, global sea level has already risen by over half a foot since 1880.
Storms are becoming more frequent and more extreme. Models project a 45%-87% increase in the frequency of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes along the East Coast of the United States.
Extreme Heat & Drought
As conditions around the globe become drier and temperatures increase, training and readiness may be impacted, particularly at bases in the arid, western United States.
Arctic Ice Melt
The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world. Models predict that the Arctic could be ice free as early as 2030.
Military Base Resilience
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) maintains installations worldwide; worth over $1.2 trillion and critical to U.S. national security. Physical changes to the environment such as ﬂooding, drought, and extreme storms disrupt U.S. military capabilities and facilities. Assessing the vulnerability of U.S. military infrastructure is critical to prepare for the current and future changes.