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DHS Secretary Napolitano’s Farewell: Successor Will Need to Prepare for Climate Change

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano visits FEMA HeadquartersU.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, gave farewell remarks today, as she steps down to assume her new role as president of the University of California multi-school system.

A section of her remarks took the form of an open letter to her successor, where she laid out the challenges and opportunities that the next Secretary will likely face. Part of that open letter included an emphasis on the risks of climate change. (more…)

Janet Napolitano and DHS on Climate Change and Homeland Security

DHS Secretary Janet NapolitanoJanet Napolitano, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009-2013, has just stepped down to assume the presidency of the University of California multi-school system. During her tenure as Secretary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advanced attention to the real security risks of a changing climate. As she stated last summer: (more…)

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano on Climate Change

Yesterday, the Hill reported comments from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano suggesting the possibility of a link between abnormal weather patterns over the past few years, and climate change. According to the Secretary: (more…)