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Record Floods Threaten Nuclear Power Construction Site in Bangladesh

Ganges River Delta (Bangladesh and India) By Isabella Caltabiano Bangladesh has experienced intense flooding covering at least a quarter of the country as it goes through monsoon season. NASA has released a map showing the extent of this year’s flooding…

“Massive Investments in Resilience Needed”: Climate Lessons from Covid

The Chandler Foundation recently released its "Social Investor" magazine, an influential guide to philanthropists and a particularly important one during a time of crisis. In a section titled "Climate Philanthropy Matters," the Thomson Reuters Foundation's Laurie Goering interviewed the Co-Founder…

Emerging Threat: As the Arctic Melts, Russian Plans to Militarize Could Create a Nuclear Hotspot

By Jasmine Owens New opportunities are arising for various countries as climate change devastates the Arctic. However, Russia has already begun to stake its claim by increasing its military presence in the region. The Arctic is experiencing momentous transformations as…

Despite Politics, the Pentagon Launches New Effort on Climate and Environmental Security

By John Conger The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has been addressing climate change issues and examining how they impact national security for a long time – across multiple Administrations, both Democrat and Republican.  In recent years, the DoD has…

The Security Imperative of Stopping Climate Change: Reflections on the 2019 State of the Climate Report

By Dr. Marc Kodack With the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) synthesis report delayed until sometime in 2022 and the next U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA) slated for 2023, it’s important to look to other organizations for synthesized data on the current…

More US-Russia Nuclear Talks & The Future of Arms Control

By Christine Parthemore The next meeting of U.S. and Russian officials for nuclear strategic stability began August 16th and wraps today in Vienna. First reported by Russian media, the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control, Ambassador Marshall Billingslea, followed…

Climate Security in the 2021 U.S. National Defense Authorization Act

By John Conger Both the U.S. House and Senate recently passed their versions of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, but it’s quite possible there will be a delay before a conference bill is completed.  Rather than wait…

RELEASE: As ASEAN Meets on Disaster Relief, New Report from Military Analysts Urges Indo-Asia Pacific Leaders to Make Climate Change a “Security Priority”

Washington, DC, August 12, 2020 – As ASEAN convenes the 13th Meeting of its Joint Task Force on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) released a new report…

75 Years After the Nuclear Attacks on Hiroshima & Nagasaki, We Must Continue Reducing Nuclear Weapons Threats

By Christine Parthemore This week marks 75 years since the United States attacked two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with nuclear weapons. The solemn annual commemorations on the 6th and 9th of August, respectively, grow more poignant each year as…

Climate Change in Russia and the Weaponization of Wheat

By Leah Emanuel As temperatures in the Russian Arctic rapidly increase and permafrost continues to melt, Russian land feasible for wheat production is beginning to grow. In a new op-ed published in The National Interest, the Hon. Sherri Goodman, Chair…