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Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board member, Rear Admiral David Titley, USN (Ret), published an excellent Op-ed today for the Washington Examiner with a message to President-elect Trump on the importance of building resilience to climate change, and how that agenda is tied to supporting our nation’s Veterans. Read the full article: “To President-elect Trump: Support our vets, build a resilient infrastructure.” See below for an excerpt: (more…)
Secretary of State John Kerry recently gave a speech in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he compared climate change to other transnational security threats such as “terrorism, epidemics, poverty, [and] the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.” But the U.S. military was already there.
Secretary Kerry was following the lead of four-star Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear II, head of U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), who in a speech in Jakarta a year earlier also identified climate change as the biggest security threat facing the region, with the capacity to even “threaten the loss of entire nations.” (more…)
Will Bugler, with the UK-based organization Acclimatise, recently sat down with RADM David Titley (Ret.) to discuss the global security implications of climate change. The podcast is an excellent summary of the key questions and issues surrounding climate and security, as well as a look at where the issue currently stands within the security sector (and the U.S. Navy, in particular). You can listen to it here, and below is a brief summary: (more…)