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Why the military is preparing for climate disruption

Rising tides threaten homes and communities in coastal regions. Catastrophic storms wreak havoc and kill thousands. Drought endangers food sources, leading to refugees and mass migration. Carbon pollution and dirty energy jeopardize the health and safety of everyone on our planet.

These are among the national security threats that climate change causes all over the world.

Our military has known about and planned for security threats caused by climate disruption for more than a decade. Yet still some members of our Republican-led Congress and the president have their heads in the sand, actually exacerbating the dangers ahead from a warming world.

We must support solutions to climate disruption now, including my bill to ensure 100 percent renewable energy for America by 2050. Chip in to protect our national security by fighting climate change!

When Donald Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement, not only did he threaten our relationships with western allies, he put ideology ahead of the safety and best interests of the American people.

Climate disruption will cause people to fight for limited resources in smaller areas, and governments will have more challenges to maintaining order—just as we have seen with the drought in the Middle East that has led to much of the unrest in Syria and its neighbors.

Instead of moving backward, we must combat climate disruption and its threats to our national security now by investing in clean energy sources, reducing pollution, and new technology. Donate now to join my movement for 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050!

Onward!

Jeff

Posted on July 21, 2017.
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Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker.Jeff Merkley and Family As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.

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Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker. As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.