February 2, 2023

Weather, Climate Disasters Taking Toll on Guard

Guard

Climate change and weather-related disasters are running the National Guard ragged, some experts believe. An increase in man hours spent fighting wildfires is just one example of how these record-breaking incidents are impacting the Guard, which often responds to wildfires and hurricanes all over the country.

5 Weeks, 2 Barges, 5 Tugboats. Ever Forward Refloats

Refloats

The Ever Forward container ship is now afloat in the Chesapeake Bay. The operation took five weeks, two barges, and five tugboats to dislodge the 1,095-foot cargo ship after some containers were removed from the vessel.

Climate Events Cost US Military Billions

DoD’s Climate Risk Analysis says that extreme weather events have cost the US billions of dollars in damage at military bases, and climate change is altering the natural environment in the Arctic and creating a new frontier of geostrategic competition.

Attacks Push Need for More Cybersecurity Workers

cybersecurity

Recent cyberattacks, hitting everything from the federal government to small businesses, are driving the demand for cybersecurity workers.

New Task Force Will Hunt Russian Subs

Task Force

The US Navy has created Task Force Greyhound on the East Coast to ensure it has Arleigh Burke-class destroyers that can deploy on short notice to counter the Russian submarine threat in the Atlantic Ocean.

DefSec: Climate Change Poses Security Risks

Climate

DefSec Lloyd Austin told attendees at an international climate summit late week that the climate crisis is making it more difficult for the military to defend the US and its allies. “The climate crisis is a profoundly destabilizing force for our world,” he said during the virtual event.

Hoyer: US Must Lead Way to Protect Planet

Planet

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer wants to remind Americans of their responsibility to protect the air, water, wildlife habitats, and public lands for future generations and recommit themselves to addressing the threat of climate change.

Hoyer Speaks Against Offshore Drilling

Offshore Drilling

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer spoke recently on the House floor to support three bills that will block oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, and in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. 

Effects of Climate Change on Navy Topic of Symposium

A symposium that will focus on the effects of climate change on the US Navy, especially in the Arctic, is being held this month in Washington, DC. The Patuxent Partnership is one of the event’s sponsors.

Ice-Diminishing Arctic Effects on Navy Considered

Arctic

The Patuxent Partnership is co-hosting an event in Washington, DC, that will focus on the effects of climate change on the US Navy, especially in the Arctic.