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The Climate and Security Podcast: Episode 8 with Michael Wu

Michael Wu_Climate and Security PodcastWelcome back to The Climate and Security Podcast!

In this episode, Michael Wu, Policy Fellow at The Center for Climate and Security and Principal of Converge Strategies, talks about the electric grid and its history. He discusses how the risk of long-term, widespread power outages is increasing as threats from natural disasters and adversaries increase. These threats mutually reinforce each another in that natural disasters make impacted areas more vulnerable to nefarious attacks.  He explains what electricity disruptions mean for Department of Defense mission completion as well as implications for our daily lives. Tune in to this informative discussion! (more…)

The Climate and Security Podcast: Episode 6 with the Honorable Sherri Goodman

goodman_podcastWelcome back to The Climate and Security Podcast!

In this episode, host Dr. Sweta Chakraborty talks to the “Godmother of Climate and Security,” Sherri Goodman, Senior Strategist with the Center for Climate and Security. Sweta asks Sherri about the Arctic, which is changing faster than any other place on Earth! Sherri explains how the Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the planet–destabilizing infrastructure and resulting in a new ocean. She describes climate change is a “threat multiplier” (a term she coined!) in that it amplifies the impacts to various aspects of our lives, from the food we eat to the water we drink and to where we choose to live. This is an episode not to be missed!

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The Climate and Security Podcast: Episode 5 with Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell

CCS Podcast_Femia and WerrellWelcome back to The Climate and Security Podcast! In this special Episode 5 we get two for one!

In this episode, host Dr. Sweta Chakraborty talks to the CEOs of The Council on Strategic Risks and Co-Founders of the Center for Climate and Security: Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell. Sweta asks Caitlin and Frank what inspired them to launch their institute, and the answer is eye opening! They discuss a future where stresses on natural resources have the potential to influence geopolitics and increase the likelihood of mass atrocities against ethnic minorities and other vulnerable groups. They also discuss a “Responsibility to Prepare,” driven by a combination of unprecedented risks and unprecedented foresight – a core principle underpinning their work.

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The Climate and Security Podcast: Episode 3 with Brigadier General Gerald Galloway, USA (Ret)

GallowayPodcast2018Welcome again to The Climate and Security Podcast!

In the third episode, host Dr. Sweta Chakraborty talks to Brigadier General Gerald “Gerry” Galloway, U.S. Army (Ret) about the delicate relationship between “natural” and “national” security, how lessons and solutions from the Mississippi River Basin can inform the Mekong Delta (and vice versa), examples of nation-wide community resilience, solar power for dams, and so much more! (more…)

The Climate and Security Podcast: Episode Two with Rear Admiral Ann Phillips

Ann Phillips_CandSpodcastWelcome again to The Climate and Security Podcast!

In the second episode, host Dr. Chakraborty talks to Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board member, Rear Admiral Ann Phillips, U.S. Navy (Ret), about connecting the big picture existential threat that is climate change to its local level impacts on our daily lives. While most people don’t think about it day to day, residents of Hampton Roads, VA know all too well what climate change looks like in their community and what it could mean for communities worldwide.  (more…)

The Climate and Security Podcast: Episode One with the Hon. John Conger

Podcast_John CongerWe are thrilled to announce the launch of The Climate and Security Podcast!

In the inaugural episode, host Dr. Chakraborty talks to the Center for Climate and Security’s Director, the Honorable John Conger, about the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) view of climate change impacts on current and future military missions, and its role as a “threat multiplier.” Viewers will hear about how multi-billion dollar budgets fall short of the enterprise-wide need of a trillion+ in installation related costs from the unique perspective of a former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment, and former Principal Deputy Comptroller at the DoD. (more…)

Coming Soon: The Climate and Security Podcast!

C&S PODCAST LOGO_CS_2018In response to overwhelming demand, the Center for Climate and Security (CCS) will soon be launching its creatively-titled  “Climate and Security Podcast,” hosted by Dr. Sweta Chakraborty.  The podcast will bring listeners exclusive interviews with leading researchers, educators, military leaders and civil servants who work at the nexus of climate and security.  Stay tuned for more! In the meantime, see the teaser trailer below:


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