Tinker Tailor Climate Spy – Climate Impact on National Security (ISGP Podcast)

Climate change threatens national security in a number of ways. How does the national intelligence community fit into the climate security picture? Twitter @ISGPforum or read the policy position paper and debate summary associated with this episode at the Institute on Science for Global Policy’s website: http://scienceforglobalpolicy.org Via Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP)…

The National Security Implications of Climate Change (June 2017)

On June 5, The Center for Climate and Security (CCS) and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill exploring climate change risks to U.S. national security – particularly, the effect on Department of Defense (DoD) force readiness, missions and infrastructure. The discussion ranged from prospective impacts on overseas missions,…

Report: Global Catastrophic Risks 2017

‘Whether it’s the spectre of nuclear conflict or our planet tipping into catastrophic climate change, the need for effective global cooperation has never been greater’ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/climate-change-global-warming-nuclear-war-asteroid-pandemic-volcano-global-catastrophe-a7752171.html The Global Challenges Foundation’s annual report “Global Catastrophic Risks 2017” is based on the latest scientific research. It contains contributions from leading experts, and summarizes the current status of…

NATO Warns Climate Change Will Trigger Food Shortages

Climate change will lead to “dire” food and water shortages, according to a draft report presented Monday to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2017/05/22/rbi-board-members-rating-agencies-to-advise-on-resolution-of-large-accounts The second part of the video takes a look at food security. The impact of climate change on food security and nutrition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkfeZi1QS2M Climate Change, Global Food Security, and the U.S. Food…

Oroville Dam Repairs (March 12-23) Footage Compilation

A compilation of recent footage, documenting the ongoing Oroville Dam repairs. The struggle is to prepare the site for the next rainy season, expected in November 2017. The Oroville Dam, while constructed almost 50 years ago, presents a case study for aging critical infrastructure, in the face of climate change disrupting weather impacts. Video footage…

Climate Change, Arctic Security and Methane Risks #3DEdition

Over the past year, the climate risks of methane (CH4) released from natural sources have attracted increasing media attention in scientific and media forums as “the Arctic climate threat that nobody’s even talking about yet.”

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Climate change and national security

Climate change and national security describes serious threats to the security and prosperity of countries, due to climate warming, and climate actions to adapt and mitigate impacts. References Why the U.S. East Coast could be a major ‘hotspot’ for rising seas https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/02/01/why-the-u-s-east-coast-could-be-a-major-hotspot-for-sea-level-rise/ Obama talks Risks to National Security from Climate Change at US Coast Guard…

A potential future world scenario, driven by rapid regional changes

As someone who follows the climate topic for several years, I’ve to conclude that we are still far away from taking climate change seriously. Around 10 years ago there were rather minor groups of concerned scientists and bloggers, while the media was giving “a balanced view” to the so called deniersphere. This went on for…

This image explains what is wrong with climate change coverage in the USA

Yesterday Obama delivered a historic speech about national security and climate change, at a US coast guard academy. Additionally the White House released a report, which summed up the conclusions from security experts on climate change. Today, if you go to Google News and type in “climate change”, you get something like below picture, 593 media articles on…