US Northern and Southern Command: Climate Change Impacts Our Area of Responsibility

By Dr. Marc Kodack In case you missed it - On March 11, the Full House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on “National Security Challenges and U.S. Military Activity in North and South America.” Witnesses providing written statements and…

Depopulating Military Installations Because of Sea Level Rise

By Dr. Marc Kodack In case you missed it, an audit of the U.S. Department of Defense’s installation climate resilience from last year, conducted by the Government Accountability Office, found that “installations have not consistently assessed risks from extreme weather and…

Climate and National Security in the New “Solving the Climate Crisis” Report

On Tuesday 30 June, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Committee on the Climate Crisis issued a landmark report on the threats that climate change poses to the United States. Based on thousands of testimonies, inputs and recommendations from all…

Climate & Nuclear Security in the South China Sea: The Cases of Indonesia and the Philippines

The global community is still struggling to manage the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that has spread throughout the world, and nations bordering the South China Sea have not been spared. The health crisis arrives in a region where climate change, nuclear…

John Conger and Alice Hill Call for a National Resilience Act

In a recent op-ed published in The Hill, the Center for Climate and Security's Director, John Conger, and Council on Strategic Risks Board Member Alice Hill, call for a National Resilience Act requiring that all investments by the U.S. federal…

The New Water Development Report and Implications for Security

By Dr. Marc Kodack Climate change has and will continue to have both direct and indirect effects around the world. Changes in water will be one of the most visible direct effects, whether it is too little water, such as during…

Climate Change Entails More Than Changing Temperatures: Disease and Security Implications

By Leah Emanuel In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Matthew Vollrath, a journalism Master’s student at Stanford, has created a podcast entitled “Life in the Coronaverse.” This five-part series explores the linkages between the coronavirus and climate change, how…

Goodman on the Climate and Covid Threat and the Energy Opportunity

By Leah Emanuel The Center for Climate and Security’s Senior Strategist, Sherri Goodman, spoke with Ben Hemmings and Joe Coppolino for their podcast and youtube channel, The One Tree Planted Show. In the episode published on May 1, Goodman spoke…

Heeding the Intelligence Warnings of the Next Crisis

By John Conger and Kate Guy In the January 2019 Worldwide Threat Assessment, the Director of National Intelligence offered this clear prediction: “We assess that the United States and the world will remain vulnerable to the next flu pandemic or largescale outbreak of…