Floods caused power outages at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Italy in 2005.
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By Nick Sobczyk, E&E NewsJan. 30, 2018 , 3:00 PM
About half of the military’s infrastructure has been affected by extreme weather and other climate-related risks, according to a Pentagon report obtained by a nonpartisan climate think tank.
The report —
dated January 2018 and published yesterday by the Center for Climate & Security in Washington, D.C. — surveyed more than 3,500 military sites around the world. It found that about 50% of bases reported effects from events like storm surge flooding, wildfire, drought and wind.