Former U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says the climate crisis is a threat to America’s armed forces and, ultimately, its national security overall.

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‘It is doing what the military’s always done, and that is being on the cutting edge.' With coastal naval bases threatened by sea level rise, an influx of climate refugees, and natural disasters and extreme weather sparking instability and chaos, this former U.S. Navy secretary says the climate crisis is a threat to American national security.

Ray Mabus believes that that U.S. military needs to plan for the future with climate change, global warming, sea level rise, and all kinds of extreme weather in mind. Former U.S. Navy secretary Ray Mabus believes sustainability and environmentalism should be a focus within the US military and US politics or else national security is at risk.

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