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RSVP: National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change

20100519-M-0493G-105.jpgBe sure to mark your calendars for May 15, 2014. CNA Corporation will be launching an update to the seminal 2007 report, National Security and the Threat of Climate Change, from CNA’s Military Advisory Board. The launch will be held at the Woodrow Wilson Center, in Washington, DC and webcast online. Speakers include:

To RSVP see the Woodrow Wilson Center invitation. Below are more details about the report launch, including special instructions for media.

The nature and pace of climate changes being observed today and the consequences projected by  consensus scientific opinion are serious and pose severe risks for our national security. The CNA Military Advisory Board (MAB), a group of more than a dozen admirals and generals from all four branches of the U.S. military, first published a report on these threats in 2007. After nearly a decade of advances in scientific understanding and slow, or in many cases non-existent, reactions to projected changes, the MAB felt compelled to provide an update.

Join us in a discussion with MAB members and report authors on what has changed and why the national security implications of climate change are still important. During their decades of experience in the U.S. military, the members of the MAB have addressed many national security challenges, from containment and deterrence of the Soviet nuclear threat during the Cold War to terrorism and extremism in recent years. The national security risks of the changing climate, they contend, are as serious as any of these.

Copies of the update will be available at the event.

A reception with light refreshments will follow.

Media guests, including TV crews, are welcome and should RSVP directly to Media bringing heavy electronics MUST indicate this in their response so they may be cleared through our building security and allowed entrance. Please err toward responding if you would like to attend.

1 Comment

  1. Vlad Fomin says:

    Thank you for your provided – very useful – information . Undoubtedly, the presentations will be extremely interesting : at least – because it will be possible to obtain a complete characterization of the level of achievement of colleagues from USA in our common cause . Unfortunately, at the present time collaboration between colleagues from Russia and USA is limited – for reasons beyond our control . I think that limit the ambitions of some politicians would be very useful thing : uncontrollable risks from climate change – objectively – represent a significant threat to humanity than the ambition of individuals . Obviously, the joint – international – cooperation would solve the problem in a timely manner , not only to reduce risk and improve safety , but also – at least – to formulate a correct formulation of the problem of climate stabilization … at least – in the North Atlantic region. In order to successfully solve the task . I look forward to May 15, 2014 .

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