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Climate and Security Resources: U.S. Government, Congress

This page includes a list of resources on the nexus of climate change and security by the U.S. Government, Congress.

Congress

2017: Director of National Intelligence: “Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community, Senate Armed Services Committee.”

2016: Director of National Intelligence: “Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community, Senate Armed Services Committee.”

2016: Report to Congress on Strategy to Protect the United States National Security Interests in the Arctic Region, U.S. Department of Defense

2015: Director of National Intelligence: “Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community, Senate Armed Services Committee.”

2015: Climate Change Testimonies before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security: Testimonies delivered to the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to address climate change risks.

2014: Sherri W. Goodman, Executive Director, CNA Military Advisory Board: “Written Statement for the Record, The Cost of Inaction: The Economic and Budgetary Consequences of Climate Change, U.S. Senate Budget Committee.”

2014: Testimonies on “U.S. Security Implications of International Energy and Climate Policies and Issues”: United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, International Environmental Protection, and Peace Corps.

2014: Testimonies on Implementing U.S. Policy in the Arctic by Rear Admiral Jonathan White, Ambassador David Balton and Dr. Kelly Faulkner, United States House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.

2014: Testimonies on Energy Security, Climate Security and Research from DoD officials Moorhouse, McGinn, Chiu and Lewis: United States Senate Committee on Appropriations, Defense Sub-Committee.

2014: Commander David “Deke” Slayton, USN (ret): “Written Statement for the Record to the United States House of Representatives Transport, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Sub-Committee.”

2014: Heyman and Durkovich, U.S. Department of Homeland Security: “Statement for the Record, Extreme Weather Events: The Costs of Not Being Prepared, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate.”

2014: Managing Director, Natural Resources and Environment Issues U.S. Government Accountability Office: “Statement for the Record, Extreme Weather Events: The Costs of Not Being Prepared, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate.”

2014: Director of National Intelligence: “Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.”

2013: Testimony of Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III to the Senate Armed Services Committee in review of the defense authorization request for fiscal year 2014 and the Future Years Defense Program, pg. 10-11 [PDF]

2013: Director of National Intelligence: “Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence”

2013: Director of National Intelligence: “Remarks as delivered by James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, Worldwide Threat Assessment to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence”

2009: Climate Change and Global Security: Challenges, Threats and Diplomatic Opportunities, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

2009: Climate Change and National Security, U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

2009: House Committee on Foreign Affairs, “Climate Change and the Arctic: New Frontiers of National Security.” Testimony from Dr. Scott Borgerson, Dr. Robert Corell, and Mr. Mead Treadwell.

2009: Energy and Commerce Subcommittee, “The Climate Crisis: National Security, Public Health, and Economic Threats.” Testimony from Professor Daniel Schrag, and Dr. Patrick Michaels.

2009: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, “The Climate Crisis: National Security, Public Health, and Economic Threats.” Testimony from Dr. Frank Ackerman, Dr. Kristie Ebi, Gen. Gordon Sullivan, Prof. Daniel Schrag, Dr. Patrick J. Michaels, and R. James Woolsey.

2008: FY2008 National Defense Authorization Act, Sec 951.

2008: Joint Hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Intelligence Community Management and House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, “National Security Implications of Global Climate Change.” U.S. House of Representatives. Testimony from Rt. Hon. Margaret Beckett, Dr. Kent Hughes Butts, Dr. Thomas Fingar, Paul G. Gaffney II, Lee Lane, Marlo Lewis.

2007: Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, “Oil Shock: Potential for Crisis.” Testimony from Carol P. Browner and Admiral Dennis Blair USN (Ret.).

2007: House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, “The national security implications of climate change,” General Gordon R. Sullivan, USA Ret., Mr. R. James Woolsey (attachment), Dr. Kent H. Butts, Dr. Alexander Lennon, Dr. Andrew Price-Smith.

2007: Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, “Climate Change: National Security Threats.” Hearing. 110th Congress, 1st session. Witnesses include Admiral Joseph W. Prueher, General Charles F. Wald, and Vice Admiral Richard H. Truly.

2007: Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, “Geopolitical Implications of Rising Oil Dependence and Global Warming.” Testimony from Ambassador Richard Haass, Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn USN (Ret.), Carl Pope, General Gordon R. Sullivan USA (Ret.), and James Woolsey.

2006: Congressional Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations, “Energy as a Weapon: Implications for U.S. Security.” Testimony from Gleick, The Implications of Global Climate Changes for International Security.

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