Category Archives: National Security

Commander of U.S. Forces Pacific: Climate change is top threat

According to Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, the Commander of U.S. Forces Pacific:  Significant upheaval related to the warming planet “is probably the most likely thing that is going to happen . . . that will cripple the security environment, probably more … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on US Humanitarian and Disaster Response

Climate-related disasters will exacerbate conflict and stresses in vulnerable countries, with implications for global and US security, says a new report by Oxfam America and the Center for Naval Analysis. In order to make developing nations more resilient, US aid … Continue reading

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U.S. National Research Council: Climate Change Impacts “Call for Action by U.S. Naval Leadership”

The U.S. National Research Council warned in a new report released March 10, National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces, that “even the most moderate predicted trends in climate change will present new national security challenges for … Continue reading

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Republican deficit demagogue threatens to de-fund CIA climate monitoring and analysis

Republican deficit demagoguery and aversion to supporting the climate science enterprise may jeopardize the future of the CIA Center on Climate Change and National Security, a small unit launched in 2009 with a directive to advise the federal government on … Continue reading

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The national security frame: a path forward for climate change communication?

After a spike in late 2009 propelled by the Copenhagen climate conference, mainstream media coverage of climate change dropped off steeply.  One dimension of the issue, the intersection of climate change impacts and national security, has been increasingly accentuated in an … Continue reading

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