Two generals told a Senate panel that climate change is already affecting the U.S. military


Warren recited portions of a report by the intelligence community released earlier this year. It found that climate change would create “competition for resources, economic distress, and social discontent” throughout the world.

“I’ve asked this question to other combatant commanders, so I want to make sure that I get this on the record. Gen. Scaparrotti and Gen. Lyons, do you agree with the intelligence community’s assessment of the climate change threat?” Warren asked.