Watch the Innovation, Not Just the Regulation

How seriously does the Pentagon take climate? It’s worth looking at its Twitter feed. On May 19, the generals announced they had completed their first “climate and environmental security tabletop exercise.” It was called Elliptic Thunder, a name worthy of a Hollywood geopolitical thriller. It imagined a world where extreme weather such as floods and cyclones leads to failed states in East Africa, unleashing a tragic combination of desperate human migration and opportunities for extremist political groups amidst the misery. “High-end conventional combat capabilities were of little use in the scenario, as our adversaries instead engaged in irregular warfare to gain advantage.”

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