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Read, Watch, Listen: CCS Across the Web | May 2022

By Brigitte Hugh

Welcome to “Read, Watch, Listen” from the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a monthly round-up highlighting some of the articles, interviews, and podcasts featuring the CCS network of experts.  

In May, CCS experts contributed to two new reports on climate security futures and wrote on climate-related migration, the new French Arctic Strategy, and climate-related risks emanating from the Ukraine crisis.


  • adelphi, The International Military Council on Climate Change Expert Group, and the Center for Climate and Security released a scenario-based analysis of the Levant, exploring four possible futures for climate risk, written by Rod Schoonover (Head, CSR Ecological Security Program), Robert Bentley (Non-resident Fellow), and Brigitte Hugh (Research Fellow). (adelphi
  • Non-resident Fellows David Michel and Josh Busby, and Journalist in Residence, Peter Schwartzstein, contributed to a new SIPRI report surveying the evolving risk landscape in the 21st Century, especially those related to the environment. (SIPRI)


  • Erin Sikorsky (Director) and John Conger (Emeritus Director) write that the Biden Administration action on climate security is a job well begun, but in the 21st century, tackling climate security risks has to be top priority. (Lawfare)
  • Hugh and Sikorsky explore the risks and opportunities that climate change’s influence on migration will pose for the NATO alliance. (NATO Review)
  • Pauline Baudu (Research Assistant) examined the new French Polar Strategy and the importance of including climate in its deployment. (The Arctic Institute)
  • Michel explores the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the green energy transition and its effects on deep seabed mining. (New Security Beat)

Podcasts & Video

  • Sikorsky was on America Adapts to share why climate change is one of the top threats facing America today. (America Adapts
  • The U.S. Navy released their climate strategy, and Sikorsky spoke about it on the Weather Channel


  • Sherri Goodman (Senior Strategist) underscored the importance of power independence for energy security after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (E&E News)
  • Brigitte Hugh talked about food security in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. (Thomson Reuters Foundation)

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