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.
During July, the European heatwave underscored the impact of climate change on human well-being and security. In addition, the crisis highlighted the importance of getting started now on adaptation and resilience projects with long lead times. Below are a series of published pieces from CCS experts covering these and related issues.
- Nonresident Research Fellow, Kimberley Miner, writes about the impacts of the record-breaking heatwave that struck the northern hemisphere in July and the pressing need for climate change action. (The Hill)
- A flood-control effort in Norfolk, Virginia is coming to fruition in 2023 after a decade of work. John Conger, Emeritus Director, writes that while this is a success, there are far too few similar projects in the pipeline. (Defense One)
- Cullen Hendrix, Nonresident Research Fellow, writes that the Inflation Reduction Act announced at the end of July would jumpstart climate action, but does not do enough to assure resilience in the solar manufacturing supply chain. (PIIE)
- Pauline Baudu, Nonresident Research Assistant, writes of the policy pathways for NATO in the High North, especially vis a vis the climate impacts that will fundamentally change the security playing field. (IRIS)
- Erin Sikorsky, Director, spoke with Jack Graham about the impact climate change will have on wide-ranging international security issues and the way it can amplify the risk of conflict. (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
- Sikorsky and Goodman considered how the declaration of an official Climate Emergency might free up money for Pentagon resilience projects. (Bloomberg Law)
Video and Podcast
- Sherri Goodman, Senior Strategist, spoke about the impacts of the European heatwave and how it demonstrates that the climate emergency is not in our future, it’s now. (CBS)
- Nonresident Senior Research Fellow, Josh Busby, shared insights from his new book, States and Nature: The Effects of Climate Change on Security, with Goodman and Amanda King of the Wilson Center. (New Security Beat)