The Hon. John Conger, Director of the Center for Climate and Security and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment, appeared on MSNBC‘s Velshi and Ruhle show today, to discuss climate change impacts on the U.S. military, the geostrategic landscape (especially in terms of China and Russia’s activities in the Arctic), and migration and political instability. The interview was part of MSNBC’s week of climate change coverage, with Monday focusing on climate change and national security.
For more on the issues highlighted by John in the interview, here are some Center for Climate and Security resources.
- Climate change impacts on the military mission: Department of Defense documents on climate change, and the Center for Climate and Security’ s Military Expert Panel Report: Sea Level Rise and the U.S. Military’s Mission, 2nd Edition.
- Climate change impacts on the Arctic and great power relations: Congressional testimony from the Center for Climate and Security’s Hon. Sherri Goodman and Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, USN (ret)
- Climate change impacts on the Arab Awakening: The Center for Climate and Security’s 2013 “The Arab Spring and Climate Change” report