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 . . .