Be 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:
- Vice Admiral Lee Gunn // U.S. Navy (Ret.), CNA Military Advisory Board Vice Chairman
- Jane Harman // Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center
- General Ron Keys // U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
- Mara Liasson //National Political Correspondent NPR, Contributor, Fox News
- Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti //Special Representative for Climate Change, United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Rear Admiral David Titley // U.S. Navy (Ret.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.