Christopher Skroupa is a Forbes contributor who focuses on the intersection of government, Wall Street, and main street. He held a Q&A with the Consortium for Ocean Leadership's President and CEO RADM Jonathan White centering around Jon's experience and insight on the nexus of national security and climate change.
Our Shared Seas: A 2017 Overview of Ocean Threats and Conservation Funding is a guide of the primary ocean threats and trends to help funders, advocates, and governments make better, faster, and more informed decisions. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation commissioned California Environmental Associates to develop the guide for the increasing number of philanthropists and [...]
(Click to enlarge) Atmospheric gravity waves are thought to relate to hurricane intensity. (Credit: NOAA) The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season officially started June 1. With the forecast for "above-normal" storm activity predicted, the two federal agencies most responsible for predicting weather and managing disasters face budget cuts and temporary bosses. In a statement on [...]
(Click to enlarge) World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12, 2015. (Credit: REUTERS/Stephane Mahe) President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement on Thursday could make it difficult, if not impossible, for the world to stay on track to reach an [...]
Indian American Student Part Of High School Team Surfacing As Winners In National Ocean Sciences Bowl
(Click to enlarge) A team from Santa Monica High School, which included Indian American Amy Amatya (back), won the 20th annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl. (Credit: nosb.org) A team of high schoolers from Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, Calif., April 23 won the 20th annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl in Corvallis, [...]
Listen to an interview with COL's President, RADM Jonathan White (ret). Click here to listen (to just hear his interview, start at the 11-minute mark).
Nearly four months into his administration, President Trump has yet to name the next leader of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But several individuals in the weather community say Barry Myers, chief executive of AccuWeather in State College, Pa., is the leading candidate. (The Washington Post/ Jason Samenow) --- Myers, who holds business and [...]
(Click to enlarge) North Atlantic weather has been felt through seismic waves in Japan (Credit: NOAA) The Washington Post's Jason Samenow broke a story today that Barry Myers, chief executive of Accuweather, has emerged as the front-runner to be selected as the next Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Filling this position [...]
(Click to enlarge) The recently launched GOES-R satellite will improve weather satellite imagery and forecasting models. (Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project) Proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) budget for the upcoming fiscal year (FY) 2018 could cause significant damage to the agency and the broad services it provides, scientists [...]
(Click to enlarge) Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (Credit: Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam K. Thomas) Ten times a year, the Naval Station Norfolk floods. The entry road swamps. Connecting roads become impassable. Crossing from one side of the base to the other becomes impossible. Dockside, [...]
(Click to enlarge) Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (Credit: Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam K. Thomas) In this third episode of the Natural Security Podcast, the Stimson Center’s Johan Bergenas sits down with Rear Admiral (ret.) Jon White. (From National Security Podcast, By Jon White) -- Admiral White [...]
(Click to enlarge) Illegal fishing threatens sustainable fisheries and negatively impacts legitimate fishing operations.(Credit: NOAA) What was the underlying reason for the first construction of U.S. ships (six frigates) at the beginning of the 19th century? Piracy, as in the Barbary Pirates, who were deemed a hazard to U.S. national and global [...]