The Pentagon’s Guide to Overcoming Climate Change Denial

By Brian Merchant (Motherboard): Those who actively deny that climate change is a scientifically-established reality have never really been able to square one simple fact: The nation’s military leadership is in unified agreement that climate change is real, and also that it poses a clear and present danger to the troops. The Pentagon’s thinking is revealed plainly and publicly in its own 2014…

Pentagon: The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review

The Center for Climate & Security reports, by Caitlin Werrell & Francesco Femia:  The U.S. Department of Defense just released its 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review. As the name implies, DoD releases this report every four years as a way of articulating its strategic direction. The opening sentence in Secretary Hagel’s introduction notes: “The 2014 Quadrennial…

White House warned on Arctic ice loss

By Dr Nafeez Ahmed / via Guardian. National security officials worried by rapid loss of Arctic summer sea ice overlook threat of permanent global food shortages. Senior US government officials are to be briefed at the White House this week on the danger of an ice-free Arctic in the summer within two years. The meeting is bringing together Nasa’s acting chief scientist, Gale…