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Climate and Security Week in Review: Oct 15-21

BusbyClimateExposureMapHere 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.

  • Oct 21 -“It’s obvious some of the violence we are observing… is directly linked to the impact of climate change.” So important to understand climate change is here now, and acting as a security threat multiplier. | Climate change is exacerbating world conflicts, says Red Cross president. via @ErikSolheim @Guardian
  • Oct 21 -A Security Analysis of the New IPCC Report: Prevent 2°C, Prepare for 1.5°, and Do So Responsibly via @CntrClimSec

  • Oct 19 – Three Takeaways from Hurricane Michael’s Impact on Tyndall Air Force Base via @CntrClimSec
  • Oct 18 -The devastation of Tyndall Air Force Base, where 17 grounded F-22 stealth fighters were damaged in the storm, points to American air power’s vulnerability in major hurricanes via @NYTimesAtWar
  • Oct 18 -“It’s not just science at stake. It’s our survival,” Rear Adm. (Ret.) Jonathan White “The dangers to national security are real and we must support the researchers who improve our understanding of the threat and ways to mitigate it.” via @CCLStPaul and @Starsandstripes
  • Oct 19 -“Regardless of whether fragility is caused by climate hazards, countries that have fragile governments are less likely to respond effectively to them. Climate exposure will make ending or avoiding conflict even harder….” Latest from et al. via @NewSecurityBeat
  • Oct 18 -New from : the military has more than a dozen air bases on the coast in storm-prone southern states, where scientists predict that hurricanes will grow more intense and more frequent because of global warming via @Lkatzenberg
  • Oct 18 -“…the military has more than a dozen air bases right on the coast in storm-prone southern states, where scientists predict that hurricanes will grow more intense and more frequent because of global warming.” via via @Carter_PE
  • Oct 18 -Leaders from and meet in Brussels for Summit. Close collaboration is ever more important as we face the same global challenges. We need to find joint solutions in areas like climate change, security, migration and trade via @NLatEU
  • Oct 18 – has started in . Important global challenges on agenda: climate change, connectivity, trade, security, multilateralism, sustainable development and gender equality. We are global partners for tackling global challenges via @juhasipila
  • Oct 18 -Part two of our podcast with Adm. McRaven and Mike McCaul on food security via @WarOnTheRocks
  • Oct 18 -Most of Tyndall’s 55 F-22s were flown away to safety before Hurricane Michael hit, but 17 of the aircraft had been grounded for maintenance. The cost of those jets: $5.8 billion| The wreckage at Florida’s Tyndall Air Force Base shows how climate change may be putting billions of dollars worth of sophisticated aircraft at risk during storms like Hurricane Michael via @NYTimes
  •  Oct 17 -Rear Adm. (Ret.) Jonathan White said that climate change is a threat to coastal military installations and, in a larger sense, to national security overall. via @starsandstripes
  • Oct 16 – Sustainability Session sponsored by .In a world with a rising global population, eminent climate change, and widespread political instability, it has become imperative to drive a sustainable, inclusive economy via @worldwomanfund
  • Oct 17 -Afghan drought ‘displacing more people than Taliban conflict’ via @PatrickCDoherty
  • Oct 15 -Among top issues the Army is preparing for: climate change and resource competition. Described as “trends likely to shape future warfare.” via @amelscript
  • Oct 16 -“Shock and hazards don’t have to become natural disasters if we give early warning and take early action: saving lives, preserving livelihoods, promoting ways of life that adapt to changing circumstances.” commits to help the world via @As_SyIFRC
  • Oct 15 – On October 22nd, 2018, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the Fairfax County, Virginia chapter of Citizens’ Climate Education is cosponsoring a screening of “Tidewater” with the DC-based Center for Climate and Security. For more information, click here:
  • Oct 15 -Relief efforts are well underway after . Total Force are working hard with our sister services, civilian agency partners and volunteers to get the community back up and running. via @usairforce

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