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Argonne National Laboratory Announces New Center to Address Climate Security

399px-Wind_turbine_at_Argonne_National_LaboratoryThe following is a cross-post of the announcement made by Argonne National Laboratory on April 30, 2014.

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announced today that it is forming a new research center to enhance resiliency for major disruptive events, such as natural disasters and climate change, called the Center for Integrated Resiliency Analyses (CIRA). (more…)

Call for Workshop Abstracts: Climate, Security, Health and Resilience Initiative

20110823-F-GA004-659Ohio State’s Climate, Security, Health and Resilience Initiative has put out a call for abstracts for a series of workshops and conferences it will be hosting this autumn.  Copied below are the details for the abstract request. More information can be found here. (more…)

The Center for Climate and Security: Our thoughts on climate change

513px-NASA-global-warming-map-1970-79-to-2000-09The UK-based public policy news service, The Information Daily, reached out to us to see if we would like to comment on the changing climate.  You can read what we had to say here, or copied below.  The points made in this article echo the first blog article we wrote for the Center: An Unprecedented Risk Needs an Unprecedented Response. (more…)

Andrew Holland Discusses Climate Change on “Global Perspectives”

2012_Atlantic_hurricane_season_summary_mapAndrew Holland, Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate at the American Security Project (ASP), was recently on the show “Global Perspectives” to discuss the threat of climate change. According to ASP’s website: (more…)

Hurricane Sandy, Climate Change and National Security Round Up

As Hurricane Sandy rolled into the East Coast, she cut a swathe of destruction that has claimed lives, and crippled some critical infrastructures. She has also stirred up quite a discussion about climate change, resiliency and preparedness, as citizens, policy-makers and thought leaders try to determine how to better prepare for future climate events. (more…)

Gut Punch Resiliency: Bouncing Back from Extreme Climatic Events

In light of the numerous record-breaking droughts, floods and extreme weather events that have filled headlines this past year, we’d like focus briefly on the issue of “resiliency.”  This oft-mentioned term is lucidly defined by Col. Mark Mykleby, USMC (ret.) as “the capacity to take a gut punch and come back swinging.” In other words, resiliency is not simply about the ability to withstand one event, but also the ability to bounce back after the event, and be prepared to weather another. (more…)