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However, the Armed Services Committees' conference report emphasizes the national security risks associated with changing global temperatures.Countless reports have highlighted the potential negative impacts of climate change on global stability.One risk of climate change is its impact on the frequency and intensity of storms.By the end of October, U.S. Transportation Command had flown more than 2,800 flights in support of hurricane relief operations, and the Defense Logistics Agency had supplied more than 87 million meals and 10 million liters of water in Puerto Rico alone.However, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief is not the only climate-related challenge likely to confront the military. There is also the threat that climate change will create conditions that expand the scope of military operations. If new demands on the force were not enough, climate change also threatens the infrastructure on which the military's ability to respond is built. It requires DOD to produce a report identifying military installations most vulnerable to effects of climate change and describe potential mitigating measures.
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