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Climate Change and Security at Yale University
“Are conventional notions of national security broad enough to accommodate the evolving global risks and trends?”
“Will Americans support more frequent military interventions across conflict ridden and resource-stressed regions?”
These were just a few of the questions fielded by former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, Ms.Sherri Goodman and retired Commander, and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security, Oliver Barrett, at a Yale University-hosted event on 28 March. The event entitled ‘Decoding Climate Risk’ was the latest expert and distinguished speaker event hosted by Yale and focused on “decoding” the reasons why the Pentagon treats climate change as a strategic risk requiring immediate action. (more…)