The Pentagon Says that it is Concerned about Total Collapse of the Power Grid
- Oct 25, 2019 1:06 pm GMTOct 25, 2019 11:54 am GMT
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The Headline: U.S. Military Could Collapse Within 20 Years Due to Climate Change, Report Commissioned By Pentagon Says.
The report says a combination of global starvation, war, disease, drought, and a fragile power grid could have cascading, devastating effects.
By Nafeez Ahmed, Oct 24 2019, 9:00 am
Total collapse of the power grid
“Increased energy requirements” triggered by new weather patterns like extended periods of heat, drought, and cold could eventually overwhelm “an already fragile system.”
At particular risk is the US national power grid, which could shut down due to “the stressors of a changing climate,” especially changing rainfall levels:
“The power grid that serves the United States is aging and continues to operate without a coordinated and significant infrastructure investment. Vulnerabilities exist to electricity-generating power plants, electric transmission infrastructure and distribution system components,” it states.
As a result, the “increased energy requirements” triggered by new weather patterns like extended periods of heat, drought, and cold could eventually overwhelm “an already fragile system.”