ASP Climate Security Program Manager Esther Sperling was interviewed by the Public News Service – NC to discuss the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Sperling highlighted the strategic importance of increased climate-related military funding.
“On the tactical side, you face increased extreme weather that can impact base operations,” says Sperling. “You saw that at Camp Lejeune. When hurricanes hit, they create challenges where troops that were going to deploy end up having to stay and respond to the challenges at home.”