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Climate and Security Week(s) In Review: June 26 – August 20

California National Guard Carr Fire

A MAFFS-equipped C-130 Hercules plane, crewed by @theCaGuard’s @146AirliftWing, releases fire retardant over the Carr Fire.

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

  • The July GISTEMP data update was posted this morning. The global mean temperature anomaly for July was +0.78°C (above the 1951-1980 baseline average). via @NASAGISS
  • Our latest piece explains new scientific work that presents a novel index revealing how climate risks are reinforced by global connectivity. The implication? No country, anywhere in the world is shielded from the impacts of climate change. via @sthlmresilience
  • Meteorologist Craig Clements chases to better predict fire behavior, via via @EuroGeosciences
  • In this week’s podcast, we talk with Leon Panetta of The Panetta Institute for Public Policy and of the Center for Climate and Security. Listen in for a conversation about national security and climate disruption. Available now, anywhere you podcast! via @climateone
  • Today we hear that India has deployed the military to respond to extensive flooding in Kerala and Australia has appointed a retired Army General to lead the drought response effort. Climate is a security issue – everyday we see this in practice via @mattnewman_au

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