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Climate Security Risks

2019 U.S. Army Climate Report

Posted: 12.11.2019 no comments

 

NOTE: This post is a synopsis of the Executive Summary of the entire 52 page report. The report is well-researched. It’s a comprehensive primer on our climate crisis. And it is sobering, given that it was published by a branch of the US Department of Defense. You can read the entire publication at 2019 Report – […]

 

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60 National Security Leaders Send Trump a Letter – Stop Climate Denial

Posted: 03.18.2019 no comments

 

60 former leaders in the military and national security community sent a letter today urging President Trump not to subject the government’s own authoritative climate reports to an apparently partisan review, The Washington Post reports.    Read the entire article at The Washington Post.    The letter references the Post’s recent report that the National Security […]

 

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Climate Economic Risks Threaten Systemic Collapse

Posted: 02.20.2019 no comments

 

The gathering storm of human-caused threats to climate, nature and economy pose a danger of systemic collapse comparable to the 2008 financial crisis, according to a new report that calls for urgent and radical reform to protect political and social systems.   Read the entire article at The Guardian.    The study says the combination of […]

 

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Civilization 6: Gathering Storm Video Game Teaches Climate Science

Posted: 02.10.2019 no comments

 

Your civ is thriving, but your planet is dying. Do something!   Read the entire article at PC Gamer.   Civilization 6 will get eight new Civilizations and nine new Leaders in the upcoming Gathering Storm expansion, along with some big changes to its core systems and a major late-game challenge to deal with in the […]

 

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US Military is Proving No Need for Coal Grid Security

Posted: 12.05.2018 no comments

 

Over the last two years, President Donald Trump has made every effort to rescue America’s ailing coal industry, opening public lands to mining, weakening limits on pollution and potentially eliminating protections for miners. It hasn’t worked. Utilities continue to shutter coal-fired power plants, and mining firms continue to shed workers.   Read the entire article […]

 

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Intelligence Agencies Warn of Climate Risks in Worldwide Threat Assessment

Posted: 03.02.2018 no comments

 

Intelligence officials testified before a Senate committee about global threats. They included: FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Robert Ashley, National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo.   Read the entire article at Inside Climate News.    […]

 

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Resilient Design Saves $6 for Every $1 Spent

Posted: 02.12.2018 no comments

 

A National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) study determined that every federal dollar spent on disaster resiliency and mitigation can save the U.S. an average of six dollars on disaster recovery.   Read the entire article at CITYLAB.    NIBS studied mitigation measures such as demolishing flood-prone homes; using hurricane shutters and other wind-resistant strategies; shoring up building […]

 

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Climate Change is Our Most Pressing Security Threat

Posted: 01.24.2018 no comments

 

The newest U.S. National Security Strategy was released last month, and it misses the mark in one particularly worrisome area: the threats related to climate change and global warming, which were all but ignored.    Read the entire article at Bloomberg View.   By following this path, the U.S. is not only surrendering a position of global leadership on […]

 

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