2013 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 07:38:01 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CLIMATE: Hampton Roads (VA) and rising sea level
Panel: Region needs to prepare for climate change

By Bill Sizemore
April 30, 2013

NORFOLK - A panel of speakers laid out a grim scenario for Hampton Roads’ future Monday night, predicting devastating effects if the region fails to adapt to escalating climate change.

It is a scenario that is particularly troubling to the Navy because of its enormous footprint in the area, said Rear Adm. Philip Hart Cullom, deputy chief of naval operations for fleet readiness and logistics.

Cullom was one of five speakers at a town hall meeting at Nauticus organized by Operation Free, a national coalition of veterans and security experts that portrays climate change as a threat to national security.

"We have to figure out how we're going to adapt," Cullom said. "There are good futures. There are bad futures. It depends on what path we choose."

Hampton Roads is threatened by rising sea level, increased flooding and more frequent natural disasters, said Joe Bouchard, a retired Navy captain and a former commanding officer of Norfolk Naval Station.


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