U.S. Military Experiencing More Cases Of Illness From Extreme Heat

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists is raising concerns about how climate change and soaring temperatures are going to impact the U.S. military in the years ahead. The research analyzed the increasing frequency of days with dangerous heat at sizeable Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy installations in the contiguous United States, finding that by mid-century, those facilities will experience nearly five times as many days with a heat index above 100°F as they have historically. The results imply that living, working and training at U.S. military bases is going to become riskier and more challenging over the next few decades, impacting every branch of the armed forces.

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