The second annual Climate and National Security Forum, titled “A Responsibility to Prepare,” was held on February 26, 2018 on Capitol Hill, Washington DC amid rising concerns across the United States and internationally regarding the security implications of a rapidly-changing climate. The event featured two report releases from the Center for Climate and Security, and a number of senior military and national security leaders highlighting risks and recommendations for the Administration and Congress to consider. Below is a video of the event, links to quotes from report authors/ speakers, a summary of the event from our colleagues at EESI, and the released reports.
Click here for a list of quotes from the report authors/ speakers.
Click here for a summary of the Climate and National Security Forum 2018 from our colleagues at EESI.
CSAG Roadmap and Recommendations for the U.S. Government “A Responsibility to Prepare”: www.climateandsecurity.org/csagrecommendations2018
A bipartisan group of 54 U.S.-based military, national security, homeland security, intelligence and foreign policy experts call on the U.S. government to to follow the advice of Defense Secretary James Mattis, who argued for a “whole-of-government response” to climate change during his confirmation process.
Military Expert Panel Report: Sea Level Rise and the U.S. Military’s Mission: www.climateandsecurity.org/militaryexpertpanel2018
Six senior military leaders from each of the armed services conclude that sea level rise risks to coastal military installations will present serious risks to military readiness, operations and strategy, with new information regarding military installation vulnerabilities, including to the energy and transportation infrastructure that these installations depend on.