Pentagon distributes ‘climate literacy’ survey to troops, civilian defense workers to ensure ‘warfighting edge’

The Pentagon, led by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, is asking active-duty service members and civilian Department of Defense workers if they need more information on climate change in a woke effort to ensure the military’s “warfighting edge.”

The Department of Defense is also asking where troops and contractors are getting their climate news.

The questions are part of the Pentagon’s “2022 Climate Literacy Pulse Check” survey, according to Fox News Digital. Those questions are being given to thousands of recipients and it’s being touted as a short, voluntary survey that would be utilized to ensure the department is able to protect US national security in light of changing climate conditions.

“As we train and educate our service members to fight and prevail against our adversaries, so too must we ensure our service members have the knowledge to ensure mission success in the face of a changing climate,” Cmdr. Nicole Schwegman, who is a Pentagon spokesperson, told Fox News Digital via a statement.

“To ensure the United States armed forces retain their warfighting edge and remain the world’s most lethal and capable fighting force, the Department of Defense worked with the Office of Management and Budget to craft a short, fully anonymous, at-will questionnaire – not a survey – to assess the degree to which the DOD workforce feels it is capable of executing its mission in the context of a changing climate,” she continued.

Rep. Mike Rogers, who is the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, took issue with the claim and called the survey a distraction from the core mission of the US Armed Forces.

The Department of Defense should not be wasting our service members’ time with surveys on climate change,” he asserted in a statement to Fox News Digital. “The military should not be distracted from its mission of maintaining the most lethal and capable force in the world.”

The survey reportedly asked whether respondents believe climate change will impact their work or their organizational mission. It also wants to know if they have the “right amount of knowledge/information on climate change” needed to carry out their duties and whether they are “integrating climate change considerations into your regular responsibilities.”

The survey definitely wants to know where respondents are getting their information and news on climate change. If they respond that they get most of their information from the Internet, they are asked what websites they get it from. Respondents are also asked if they get climate change information from educational materials or research reports from think tanks.

The recipients of the survey are asked what other information on “climate security” would be helpful to their work. Response selections include basic climate information, the effect of climate change on missions, military infrastructure and public health, energy efficiency, and “changes in contracting requirements to account for greenhouse gases.”

The survey closes out by asking the respondents what their level of education is and what kind of training they have received on the matter including seminars, briefings, and “work experience in planning and design for climate change.”

“All data will be reported in the aggregate, and will be used to inform DOD education and training efforts,” it reportedly concludes.

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