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Video: AIAA SciTech 2015 Climate Change and National Security Panel

NOAA Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satelllite SystemIf you have inexplicably grown tired of watching the lions frolic in the snow at the National Zoo, you may be interested in watching the “Climate Change and National Security” panel from the The American Institute of Aeronautic and Astronautic’s (AIAA) SciTech 2015 forum. (more…)

Pres. Obama to West Point Graduates: Climate Change A National Security Crisis

800px-Barack_Obama_greeting_cadets_in_West_PointPresident Obama delivered the commencement address to the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY this afternoon. The speech was a much-anticipated view into the President’s new, “postwar” foreign policy strategy.

In the speech, President Obama made his bottom-line explicit: (more…)

Military Leaders Respond: Congressional Testimonies on Climate Change, Energy and National Security

Pakistan Humanitarian AidRELEASE: Military Leaders Respond: Congressional Testimonies on Climate Change, Energy and National Security

Washington, D.C. — The Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a policy institute with an Advisory Board of retired senior military officers and national security experts, is encouraged by testimonies delivered today to the Defense Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee by Edward Thomas Morehouse, Jr., Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Operational Energy Plans and Programs, Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, Installations & Environment, and Daniel Y. Chiu, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, and Brig Gen Kenneth Lewis, Director of Trans-Regional Policy and Partnership Strategy, Joint Staff (J5). CCS also supports the testimony from Commander David Slayton, United States Navy (ret) before the U.S. House of Representatives Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Sub-Committee of the Transport, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. (more…)

Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change Hosts Forum on National Security Impacts of Climate Change

800px-United_States_Capitol_Building-_west_front_editThe following is an announcement from the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change:

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in SC-4 in the U.S. Capitol, the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change will host distinguished military leaders to discuss the national security impacts of climate change. (more…)