States of Emergency: Climate Change Risks to U.S. Military Installations in 2021 

By John Conger and Erin Sikorsky On January 5, the Washington Post published an analysis of climate change-related emergencies in 2021 and concluded that more than 40 percent of Americans live in counties that were covered by federal disaster declarations…

Climate Change and Ecological Security Must Be at the Center of Our National Defense Strategy

By Holly Kaufman, Sherri Goodman and John Conger  At a United Nations Security Council meeting in September 2021, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken asserted, “Look at almost every place where you see threats to international peace and security today…

U.S. House Hearing on the National Security Implications of Climate Change in the Arctic 

By Dr. Marc Kodack  On November 20, the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber held a virtual hearing entitled “National Security Implications of Climate Change in the Arctic.” Witnesses providing written statements and answering…

The U.S. Department of Defense Releases its Climate Adaptation Plan  

Today, the U.S. Federal Government released Climate Adaptation Plans from all of its agencies. The Department of Defense (DoD) plan can be found here, as well as a statement from Secretary of Defense Austin and the DoD press release.  It’s…

New Online Course on Climate Change & National Security

The Center for Climate and Security is pleased to partner with The Conservation Coalition's Market Environmentalism Academy on the launch of a new online course on climate change and national security, featuring a video (below) with our advisory board member,…

Australia Faces Critical Climate Security Threats, and the Australian Security Leaders Climate Group (ASLCG) is Here to Help

By Lily Feldman The Indo-Pacific is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change impacts. For its part, Australia is already experiencing record-breaking bushfires and droughts, among other environmental security risks. The country also must deal…

Climate Security: A Tale of Two Defense Hearings

An aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base affected by major flood waters March 17, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Rachelle Blake) By John Conger Sometimes you want to hear from the very top, and sometimes you want…

A Growing Crisis: The Launch of the World Climate and Security Report 2021

7 June 2021 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM EST / 4:00 - 5:30 PM CET RSVP here: http://bit.ly/WCSR2021 Join the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) for the launch of the 2021 World Climate…

Survey of Security Experts Warns of Potentially Catastrophic Climate Threats in the Next 20 Years

By Kate GuyUrgent climate risks are impacting our world today in profound ways, as leaders from the United States and 40 other countries will discuss in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate later this week. Climate change is no longer…