Center for Climate and Security Named a Best New Think Tank

C&S LOGOThe Center for Climate and Security (CCS) was named a Best New Think Tank in the 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. It’s an annual assessment of leading think tanks worldwide produced by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. CCS is honored to be included, and extends a big thank you to colleagues and friends for their guidance and support.

State of the Union: Pentagon Recognizes “Immediate Risks” Posed by Climate Change

Army_Gen._Martin_E._Dempsey,_chairman_of_the_Joint_Chiefs_of_Staff,_and_other_defense_leaders_cited_in_President_Barack_Obama's_State_of_the_Union_address_at_t_140128-D-XXXB-004aIn his State of the Union address last night, President Obama recognized the Pentagon’s concerns about the security risks of a changing climate, stating:

The Pentagon says that climate change poses immediate risks to our national security. We should act like it.

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Gen. Galloway on Climate Risks to Mississippi River Shipping

Flooding in downtown Memphis, TN; part of the 2011 Mississippi River floods (by Thegreenj)

Flooding in downtown Memphis, TN; part of the 2011 Mississippi River floods (by Thegreenj)

Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board member, Brigadier General Gerald Galloway, United States Army (Retired), recently sat down with Yale Climate Connections to discuss how climate change-related impacts could disrupt shipping flows along the Mississippi River. The Mississippi is a vital trade route for the United States. As Gen. Galloway notes: (more…)

Climate Security In the U.S. Army’s Strategy 2025

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, address questions after a ground-breaking ceremony for a renewable energy farm at Tooele Army Depot, Utah, Aug. 17, 2012. (Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

Army Gen. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army (IE&E), at a Tooele Army, Utah, renewable energy farm (Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

The U.S. Army’s Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment [OASA(IE&E)] released on Jan. 12, 2015 its “Strategy 2025.” According to the Army’s website, “OASA (IE&E) Strategy 2025 is important, as it serves to guide and shape the Army’s future and current actions related to Installations, Energy and Environment, as well as provide the strategic roadmap to achieve its vision.” Climate change is a part of this strategy. (more…)

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