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Panetta: ‘Climate Change Has a Dramatic Impact on National Security’
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Panetta: ‘Climate Change Has a Dramatic Impact on National Security’

Defense Secretary Cites Concerns at Environmental Defense Fund Event

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed concern about the defense and development impacts of climate change at a recent Environmental Defense Fund event, writes Arpita Bhattacharyya.

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta joined the chorus of academics, policymakers, and security analysts concerned about the “dramatic” impacts of climate change on national security.

“Rising sea levels, severe droughts, the melting of the polar caps, the more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief,” said Panetta at a recent event at the Environmental Defense Fund.

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Arpita Bhattacharyya

Policy Analyst

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