State of the Planet

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Department of Defense

  • Decarbonizing the Defense Department

    Decarbonizing the Defense Department

    Biden’s climate team could use normal executive power to emphasize renewable energy in the Department of Defense, and graduate students at Columbia University have provided a blueprint to jumpstart that process.

  • What the U.S. Military is Doing About Climate Change

    What the U.S. Military is Doing About Climate Change

    The White House may deny that climate change is happening, but the Department of Defense has been taking action for years to avoid and adapt to climate-related disasters.

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  • Decarbonizing the Defense Department

    Decarbonizing the Defense Department

    Biden’s climate team could use normal executive power to emphasize renewable energy in the Department of Defense, and graduate students at Columbia University have provided a blueprint to jumpstart that process.

  • What the U.S. Military is Doing About Climate Change

    What the U.S. Military is Doing About Climate Change

    The White House may deny that climate change is happening, but the Department of Defense has been taking action for years to avoid and adapt to climate-related disasters.