New Research Shows Importance of Military Personnel Communicating the Risks of Climate Change

Marines gather to listen to Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, speak aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Sept. 19, 2012. By Dr. Marc Kodack While senior military leaders, due to their apolitical reputation, can influence skeptical…

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…

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…

Pentagon and Northern Command: Climate Change Has Implications for National Security in the Arctic

By Dr. Marc Kodack On March 3, the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sub-Committee on Readiness and Management Support, held a hearing on “U.S. Policy and Posture in Support of Artic readiness.” Witnesses providing written statements and answering questions included the…