On May 10, 2018,
The Washington Post reported that during revision of the Department of Defense’s January 2018 Screening Level Vulnerability Assessment Survey Report, defense officials removed information relating to the term climate change and its associated potential
risks to the missions of the Department. This came despite language the President signed into law (in the FY18 NDAA) confirming that climate change is a direct threat to our national security. Altering these reports, many of which have been mandated by Congress,
is a significant step backwards when it comes to pragmatically addressing this issue.