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, to the current effects of sea level rise and increased flooding on the daily lives of service members and their families on military bases and surrounding communities throughout the United States. Speakers included EESI Executive Director Carol Werner, CCS Director of Government Affairs Colonel Tom Watson, USAF (Ret), and the following distinguished members of the CCS Advisory Board:

Hon. John Conger
Former Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller); Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
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Hon. Sherri Goodman
Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security); Senior Fellow, Wilson Center
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General Ron Keys

United States Air Force (Ret); Former Commander, Air Combatant Command
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Brigadier General Gerald Galloway

United States Army (Ret); Former Dean of the Academic Board, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
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Rear Admiral Ann Phillips

United States Navy (Ret); Former Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group TWO
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Question & Answer Session

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Release: Hill Briefing on Climate Change and the U.S. Military’s Mission

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