Experts call attention to global warming, push for changes
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — The former head of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanographic Command called attention to climate change during an extreme weather symposium at the University of Rhode Island.
The Providence Journal reports that retired Rear Adm. Jonathan White called climate change a threat to humanity’s survival at the Graduate School of Oceanography this week. White said the military has been stretched thin as it deals with “infrastructure and the effects of climate change.”
Democratic U.S. Rep. James Langevin said the country needs to support researchers studying ways to understand climate change and mitigate its effects.
Professor John King said “transformational change” is needed to address the problem.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a warning last week that global warming would increase risks to health, livelihoods, food security and other areas.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com