U.S. Department of Defense: Funding Available for Environmental Research and Development

ALEXANDRIA, VA, November 4, 2020—The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development in the Resource Conservation and Resiliency program area.  SERDP invests across the broad spectrum of basic…

What Would a Climate-Focused Defense Budget Look Like?

By John Conger Every Administration makes changes to the draft budget they receive before it is submitted to Congress, and there’s every reason to expect that to be the case with a President Biden.  The budget is supposed to be…

U.S. Navy Tests Solar Power Beaming Technology

By Dr. Marc Kodack The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is developing technologies designed to capture solar power in space, directly by an orbiting satellite, and beaming that captured power back to Earth. One of those technologies is the Photovoltaic RF…

Climate Change Adversely Affecting Aircraft Performance in Greece: Implications for Militaries?

By Dr. Marc Kodack The deleterious effects of high temperatures and humidity on the performance of aircraft are exacerbated in many places around the world under climate change. Last year, in a Center for Climate and Security briefer, these effects were…

Interview with Rear Admiral Ann Phillips on Climate and Security: “You’re the Future. No Pressure!”

This interview is part of a series in which Center for Climate and Security (CSS) and Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) interns interview members of the CCS and CSR Advisory Boards and other key voices in the climate and security…

U.S. Secretary of the Army Issues New Policy on Climate Threats to Installations

U.S. Army personnel head out from base to provide aid to North Carolinians flooded by Hurricane Florence, Sept. 15, 2018. ANDREW MCNEIL/U.S. ARMY By Dr. Marc Kodack The U.S. Secretary of the Army has issued a new policy directing that installations address threats…

U.S. Army Releases Climate Resilience Handbook

By Dr. Marc Kodack The U.S. Army has published the Army Climate Resilience Handbook (ACRH) for use by installation planners to assess climate risk as they write or revise a diversity of plans, including real property master plans, Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans,…

The Pentagon’s Global Supply Chain Threatened by Climate Change

By Dr. Marc Kodack Supply chains are the less visible parts of many large, global companies, such as Apple, Toyota, and Boeing. For each of these companies, their many suppliers incrementally provide parts that are eventually assembled into finished products, whether…

Increased High Tide Flooding Threatens Coastal Security in the US

By Dr. Marc Kodack The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently published its latest outlook for high tide flooding in the United States, which covers the period May 2020-to-April 2021. According to the report, the increases in coastal flooding described in…

Senate Democrats Release Climate Report – Highlight National Security Risks

By John Conger On August 25, 2020 the Senate Democrats Special Committee on the Climate Crisis published The Case for Climate Action: Building a Clean Economy for the American People.  Like the report put out by the House Select Committee…