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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, Policy and Communications Fellow with CCS.  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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Podcast: Exponential Interdependencies – Climate Change, Security & DMHA

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Many things have changed since the initial gap analysis initiated at founding of the Center for Climate and Security in 2011. The concept of accelerating climate change has become more accepted as a threat multiplier in the defense and security space. Mega droughts, food shocks, and horrific complex emergencies have affected the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. And a re-balancing in the Asia Pacific region has brought to light a nexus of emerging economic, population, security, and Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (DHMA) issues.