DoD Makes Climate Assessment Tool Available to Allies

Web-based software customized to various regions.

The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced that climate change prediction software will be distributed to several allies of the United States. The department has developed the DoD Climate Assessment Tool (DCAT), a web-based software that incorporates years of region-specific environmental data, to predict likely environmental disasters at over 2,300 locations managed by the department.

The department used this software to develop the more globally-focused Climate Assessment Tool (CAT), custom versions of which will be distributed to Australia, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom.

“Climate change is a global issue,” said Research Meteorologist Ross Alter, who helped develop both DCAT and CAT. “Because of that, our national resilience is linked to global resilience.”  

He added, “We feel that sharing such a tool with our partners and allies will be able to shore up their resilience against climate change, and by helping our partners and allies to be more resilient, it also, by extension, would increase our own resilience against climate change.”  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Defense Department officials as they share emerging technology with global partners.
  • For the president and defense secretary as they seek to predict climate issues with military technology.

Sources: Department of Defense


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