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Read, Watch, Listen: CCS Across the Web | March 2022
Welcome to Read, Watch, Listen from the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a monthly round-up highlighting some of the articles, interviews, and podcasts featuring the CCS network of experts.
This month, our experts were largely focused on the crisis in Ukraine and how it might intersect with a changing climate and policies to address it. In addition to the CCS briefer on the topic, experts were featured in print and on the air talking about the climate connections, from the energy transition to food security.(more…)
Read, Watch, Listen: CCS Across the Web | February 2022
Welcome to Read, Watch, Listen from the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a new monthly round-up highlighting some of the articles, interviews, and podcasts featuring the CCS network of experts.
This month, Erin Sikosrky, CCS Director, spoke to the Los Angeles Times on combating Russia through moving faster on clean energy. Prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Erin spoke with ABC about the shaping effect climate will have on the unfolding crisis. Additionally, you can read a statement about the invasion from the staff of the Council on Strategic Risks here.(more…)
Thomas Friedman Cites the Center for Climate and Security on Extreme Weather in the Middle East and South Asia
New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman published an Op-ed today, “The World’s Hot Spot,” about the extreme heat waves plaguing the Middle East and South Asia, including Iran (citing AccuWeather’s Anthony Sagliani who stated that a July 31 reading in the Iranian city of Bandar Mahshahr was ‘…one of the most incredible temperature observations I have ever seen, and it is one of the most extreme readings ever in the world.’) The column explores political protests and sweeping changes in government, particularly in Iraq, which followed from the perceived inadequate response to the heat wave, and asks questions about whether or not enough attention is being paid to climatic events by the region’s political leaders.
Friedman cited the Center for Climate and Security’s Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell, regarding how climate stresses are measured against other security risks, as well as how such extreme events can place significant strains on the social contract between governments and their respective publics. The full citation: (more…)