Brazil to Face Major Security Threats as Climate Impacts Surge, Military Experts Warn

The report said that across Latin America as whole military forces regularly are called in to help with humanitarian crises, and “this will continue as climate change drives more disasters.”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Climate change will increase the burdens on Brazil’s armed forces and endanger the country’s energy and water security, military experts predicted Monday, November 30th.

A group of senior military leaders said deforestation in the Amazon region could alter rainfall patterns in Brazil, hitting hydropower plants - the country’s major source of energy - and water supplies for major urban centers.

Brazil’s armed forces also could be stretched thin as they respond to an uptick in humanitarian crises caused by climate change in the country, the officials said in a report by the International Military . . .

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