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Brigadier General (ret.) W. Christopher King on Climate Change and National Security

Kansas-FEMA_-_756_-_Photograph_by_FEMA_News_Photo_taken_on_10-31-1998_in_KansasBrigadier General (ret.) W. Christopher King, PhD, chief academic officer for the United States Army’s Command and General Staff College, recently spoke to a group of people in Wichita, Kansas on the national security implications of global climate change. A video of King’s presentation can be found here.

He spoke as part of a panel discussion on “Climate Change and Its Local, Regional and International Implications.” The event was sponsored by Southwind Group of Kansas Sierra Club and Kansas Interfaith Power & Light.

Dr. W. Chris King serves as the chief academic officer for the United States Army’s Command and General Staff College. Dr. King holds a bachelor’s degree Chemical Engineering, a M.S. in Civil Engineering (environmental), and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering. He served on active duty in the US Army for 33 years, retiring from active duty as a Brigadier General. His active service encompassed providing public health and engineering services to the Army worldwide, engineering design of chemical weapons disposal systems, deployments to Southwest Asia and Afghanistan, and culminated as Professor and Head of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the United States Military Academy. Dr. King’s research interests include geophysical remote sensing, environmental security analysis, and military environmental geography. Dr. King has authored two books, 12 book chapters, and more than 50 professional articles. He serves as a subject matter expert to NATO and OSCE on cleanup of military hazardous wastes in East Europe and is a member of the International Military Advisory Panel on climate change and security.


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