Water and Sabotage in Paradise: Greece’s Hidden Climate Conflict

Greece’s islands might seem like unlikely settings for a wild years-long sabotage campaign, but the explosions tell a different story. By Peter Schwartzstein In late July, a person or persons unknown detonated a bomb alongside the undersea Salamina-to-Aegina water pipeline…

Read, Watch, Listen: CCS Across the Web | July 2022

By Brigitte Hugh Welcome to “Read, Watch, Listen” from the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a monthly round-up highlighting some of the articles, interviews, and podcasts featuring the CCS network of experts.   During July, the European heatwave underscored…

The Making of a Climate General: An Interview with IMCCS Chair, Retired General Tom Middendorp

By Elsa Barron The chair of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS), Gen. Tom Middendorp (Ret.) recently published a book titled Klimaatgeneraal, or “Climate General.” The book builds on his tenure as the Chief of Defense of…

Yellow Card: Global Food Crisis Underscores Need for Systemic Security

By Brigitte Hugh In January 2022, food prices were already higher than normal. Pandemic-driven supply chain and labor complications combined with intensifying climate hazards had negatively affected global food availability. Then Russia invaded Ukraine, which has drastically reduced grain exports…

Summer Heatwave Underscores Importance of NATO’s Climate Security Focus

By Erin Sikorsky On July 18, the UK Royal Air Force halted flights out of its largest airbase because the ‘runway had melted’ – a line my colleagues suggested they’d expect to read in a dystopian science fiction novel about…