Col. J.D. Canty, USMC (Ret.) is a Research Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities (CETO). In the June issue of the Marine Corps Gazette, he tackles the hot-button issue of climate change. Canty writes, "As the challenge looms - and despite organizational misgivings - the Marine Corps will find itself as the Nation's torchbearer for rapid response to an ever-increasing litany of consequences - real or otherwise - arising from global warming and other climate change matters." Click below to read the full article. Reprinted courtesy of the Marine Corps Gazette. Copyright retained by the Marine Corps Gazette.