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Rising Seas Be Dammed ... With Fat Climate Change Reports

Not to worry if you missed the 841-page National Climate Assessment issued last week by the White House. There are others you might like better.

Yesterday the federally funded Center for Naval Analysis put out a short tome about national security and climate change. It summarizes current military thinking on the topic and makes recommendations to Pentagon strategists looking 30 to 40 years out. At 68 pages, the whole thing is substantially shorter than just the highlights summary from last week's White House report. The new report has direct quotations from George W. Bush and current Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on climate change, but not the sitting president.