Goodman and Bergenas: Why the US Needs to Restructure its National Security Strategy

By Vanessa PinneyThis interview is part of a series in which Center for Climate and Security (CCS) interns interview members of the CCS Advisory Board and other key voices in the climate and security field. Vanessa Pinney separately interviewed Sherri…

Science suppression is a security threat – whether climate or covid

By Francesco Femia A little over a year ago, the White House tried to block the testimony of a respected professional, Dr. Rod Schoonover – senior analyst and senior scientist in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the U.S.…

Event: Center for Climate and Security Director to Speak to Congress Today on Climate Change Threats

UPDATE (7/15/2020): A recorded video of the event can now be found here. At 3pm EST today, the Center for Climate and Security's Director, the Hon. John Conger, will speak to the House Democratic Caucus National Security Task Force about…

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…

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…

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…

Let’s Not Get Caught Flat-Footed on the Next Crisis: Coronavirus, Climate Change, and American Security

By Christine Parthemore and Hon. Sherri Goodman The devastating COVID-19 crisis is driving a national conversation on how we define our security. While this debate is overdue, calls for the nation to reallocate resources from national defense, to threats like the novel…

Climate Change Didn’t Pause for COVID-19: Implications for Military Readiness

By Joan VanDervort As COVID-19 continues to hammer the nation, approximately 61,900 Department of Defense (DoD) personnel (45,600 of which are made up of National Guard) have been called on to support the national response.     “With COVID-19, it’s like…