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Climate and Security Week in Review: May 14-20


Variations in total water storage from normal, in millimeters, in the Tigris and Euphrates river basins, as measured by NASA’s (GRACE) satellites, Author NASA/UC Irvine/NCAR

Here are a list of notable headlines and comments on climate and security matters from the past week. If we’ve missed any, let us know.

  • As of May 18, USACE had 1,185 personnel on the ground, working to restore power to the people of . There were 1,022 contractors, 639 working directly on distribution and transmission lines. via @USACEHQ
  • Cyclonic storm in the Gulf of Aden may impact , and with high winds, rain and risk of floods. Only 3 cyclones have been recorded in this region since 1968 via @WMO
  • Tune in to tonight to hear our Commanding General discuss ARNORTH hurricane response efforts. via @USArmyNorth
  • New paper: “climate change and environmental disasters increasingly affect conflict dynamics. Effective conflict prevention thus remains of great concern.” via @CliMig
  • From my piece on a US “advise and assist” op in that took place the night before last Thursday’s hearing at the Pentagon — why US military activity here is so utterly complicated: via @cegoldbaum

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