New US Intelligence Community Reports Focus on Climate and Ecological Security Risks

Vice President Kamala Harris swears in Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence Thursday, Jan, 21, 2021 (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) In two new publicly-available, unclassified reports, the US Director of National Intelligence makes clear the critical…

Why The Intelligence Community Needs a Climate Change Task Force

\ This is a cross-posted excerpt from The Cipher Brief By Kristin Wood and Erin Sikorsky EXPERT PERSPECTIVE — President Biden’s 27 January Executive Order (EO) on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad demonstrates a strong commitment to preparing the…

The Center for Climate and Security Applauds the Biden Administration’s Executive Actions on Climate Change

The Center for Climate and Security applauds President Biden’s Executive Orders (EO) on climate change released today, including the EO specifically addressing climate threats to national security titled  “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.”  This EO devotes a…

The Council on Strategic Risks Welcomes Erin Sikorsky as Deputy Director of its Center for Climate and Security

The Council on Strategic Risks is delighted to welcome Erin Sikorsky as the new Deputy Director of its Center for Climate and Security (CCS), and Director of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS). Previously, Ms. Sikorsky served as the…

U.S. National Intelligence Council: Global Water Insecurity to Increase Over the Next 30 Years

By Dr. Marc Kodack Responding to a Congressional request, the U.S. National Intelligence Council (NIC) recently released an unclassified memo from July (here) examining global water security over the next 30 years. The NIC examined multiple variables including economic, agricultural, and environmental. Countries…

The Center for Climate and Security on CBS News: Suppression of Climate Change Analysis by the White House

CCS research featured on CBS News - October 23, 2020 By Kate Guy On October 22, Center for Climate and Security (CCS) and Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) Advisory Board Member Dr. Rod Schoonover was featured in a CBS News…

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…

NPR on Climate and Security Scenarios

In yesterday's episode of NPR's On Point, Meghna Chakrabarti interviewed journalist Emily Atkin and Francesco Femia, the Council on Strategic Risks' CEO and Co-Founder of the Center for Climate and Security, to discuss the implications of climate change for global…