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On yesterday’s Government Matters: Defense, a news program that provides non-partisan information and analysis to federal managers and contractors in the defense space, the Center for Climate and Security’s Director, John Conger, and the New America Foundation’s Sharon Burke, discussed the impacts of climate change on military installations and energy security, respectively. Click here for the interview with John Conger, and here for the interview with Sharon Burke.
If you haven’t seen it already, Dr. Marcus King, Director of Research at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs (and an Advisory Board member here at the Center), and Dr. Jay Gulledge, Director of the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have recently released an excellent new study of academic scholarship and grey literature on the “climate change and energy security nexus.” (more…)
Tom Donilon, National Security Advisor to President Obama, spoke at length on the security implications of energy and climate change at the launch of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy. Donilon acknowledged that speaking at energy conferences was somewhat unusual for National Security Advisors, but given the very real intersection between energy, climate change and national security, the appearance was certainly appropriate. (more…)