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Militaries go green, rethink operations in face of climate change

"Militaries are great planning organizations, we need to utilize that great planning capability to get further ahead of the climate threat than we have.et further ahead of the climate threat than we have."


Highly efficient air conditioners, LED lights and power meters will be used alongside weapons of war at an upcoming NATO exercise.


Military officials from 29 countries — including the United States — will test whether energy efficient equipment and hybrid diesel-solar power systems can be easily integrated into their operations in Poland this June.


The increased focus on energy efficiency and reduced fuel consumption is indicative of a wider shift in how militaries are trying to adapt to environments reshaped by climate change and intensifying natural disasters.


The alliance recognizes climate change could affect its security, planning and operations, NATO's Environment and Smart Energy Officer Susanne Michaelis told NBC News in a statement.


Source: NBC News.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/militaries-go-green-rethink-operations-face-climate-change-n991651

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