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Over the summer, governments across the globe deployed military forces to fight fires and respond to drought. As fire season winds down and hurricane season begins, militaries are once again being called upon to respond to climate-worsened threats. These are only the latest examples of climate shifting traditional military missions, and one of the issues highlighted by our experts in September.
- Militaries around the world are being deployed in response to non-traditional threats from climate crises, writes Director Erin Sikorsky. (Foreign Policy)
- Non Resident Research Fellow, Cullen Hendrix, took a look at the connections between the most recent food and oil crises and Russia’s foreign and domestic policy. (Foreign Policy)
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- Sikorsky spoke with David Priess about the Pakistan floods and the direct and indirect security impacts. (Lawfare)
- Sea level rise is already threatening coastal U.S.military bases. Though the military is working to address the issue, adaptation projects are lengthy efforts, says Sikorsky. (Weather Channel)
- Sikorsky and advisory board members Gen. Tom Middendorp (ret.) and Alice Hill note that world militaries are not prepared for the increased demand for their aid in response to climate change impacts. (Washington Post)
- The U.S. Department of Defense announced the creation of a new office focused on the Arctic and global resilience. A move welcomed by Senior Strategist, Sherri Goodman, who noted that the new office will help “maintain mission readiness.” (Arctic Today)
- Research Fellow Elsa Barron was featured in the Christian Science Monitor, with a focus on her climate activism and faith journey.
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