The Pentagon removed 23 climate change references from a report on military risk

May 10, 2018 by  
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Internal documents from the Pentagon reveal a notable de-emphasis on climate change as a national security threat, seemingly to accommodate a president who does not believe in climate change itself. As revealed by the Washington Post , earlier Obama-era drafts of a Defense Department report referenced climate change 23 times; the Trump-era version mentions climate change only once, with previous references removed or changed to more Trump-palatable phrases such as “extreme weather.” Though the Pentagon continues to treat climate change as a potentially destabilizing threat to national security, it seems poised to avoid political battles on what has become a partisan issue. The Washington Post was not able to verify who made the changes to the report, and the Department of Defense would not comment on that issue. “As highlighted in the report, the effects of climate are a national security issue with potential impacts to missions, operational plans, and installations,” Pentagon spokesperson Heather Babb said in a statement . “DOD continues to focus on ensuring its installations and infrastructure are resilient to a wide range of threats, including climate. The Department has a proven record of planning and preparing for such threats.” Related: Hawaii just set the most ambitious climate goal of any US state: carbon neutral by 2045 While the Trump-era version of the report still reaches the conclusion that extreme weather poses a national security threat, it does not address sea-level rise as directly as the Obama -era version. This problem is particularly pertinent for the US military, whose bases in Norfolk, Virginia and the Marshall Islands are at risk of flooding as sea levels increase. A map that revealed locations which face heightened flood risk was also removed. “The wordsmithing, not saying ‘climate,’ I could live with that,” Dennis McGinn, a former Obama Administration assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment and retired Navy vice admiral, told the Washington Post . “But taking out … maps of critical areas of flooding, that’s pretty fundamental. And the Arctic , that’s huge, for a lot of reasons, not just for Department of Defense, but for the Coast Guard, and commercial shipping business.” Via The Washington Post Images via Depositphotos (1)

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Google and DOD on leading the charge for better buildings

March 15, 2012 by  
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As it invests $1 billion in energy-efficiency retrofits, the U.S. Department of Defense is working to figure out how to incorporate new technologies it hasn't used. Meanwhile, Google has been evaluating the materials that go into its office furniture, equipment and supplies to make healthier and greener choices.

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Semigood’s Rift Collection Fuses Handcrafted Woodworking With Sustainability

April 27, 2011 by  
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Semigood Design’s Rift collection brings an heirloom quality to modern designs through simple streamlined forms and the tradition of handcrafted woodworking. Gentle tapers, solid wood construction, and hand-cut joinery add both to the beauty and durability of the  Rift collection . The beauty of the collection is in its handcrafted artistry and the joinery that goes into completing these contemporary heirloom pieces that can be passed down from generation to generation.

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Craftsman Clayton Tugunon Creates Snug Furniture From Coconut Twigs

April 27, 2011 by  
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Designed for relaxation, and inspired by the waves and sandy beaches of the Pacific, the Snug Collection is a set of beautiful seating options made from the delicious  coconut tree. More specifically hand-inlaid using coconut twigs and/or rattan,the  Snug by Clayton Tugunon goes against the grain of the traditional, providing an exotic and unique alternative to seating

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Wadi Rum Resort: Luxury Eco Lodge Built Right Into The Desert Cliffs

April 27, 2011 by  
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Read the rest of Wadi Rum Resort: Luxury Eco Lodge Built Right Into The Desert Cliffs http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , cliff dwelling , desert architecture , desert hotel , eco design , eco hotel , eco lodge , eco-tourism , eco-travel , green architecture , Green Building , green design , jordon , luxury eco hotel , luxury hotel , oppenheim architecture , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , wadi rum

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Eco Ultra Fuel Is Made from Re-Refined Used Motor Oil

April 27, 2011 by  
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With the possibility of fossil fuels running out in our lifetime, Universal Lubricant is looking ahead . Through the re-refining of used motor oil, they’ve created Eco Ultra . With production increasing to 1.5 million gallons, the recycled oil is gaining popularity. Available in the near future on store shelves, using Eco Ultra is comparable to unused fuel and exceeds the fuel requirements of the Society of Automotive Engineers

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5 Tips on How to Start a Family Vegetable Garden this Spring!

April 27, 2011 by  
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Spring has finally sprung and we couldn’t think of a better time to start planting some veggies! Even if you don’t have a green thumb, rest assured — we’ve rounded up 5 green tips that will make sure your garden grows in a grand way. Gardening is a great activity that will bring you and your family back to nature , and it is also an excellent way to teach your loved ones how to tend for living things and the benefits of eating healthy (Are you getting your five servings of fruits and veggies a day?).

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