Climate And National Security Forum 2018: A Responsibility To Prepare

2018-03-01T15:25:27+00:00 February 2, 2018|
The U.S. Navy base in Norfolk, Virginia, is one of the many U.S. military bases located on the coast. (Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ernest R. Scott/Wikipedia)

(Click to enlarge) The U.S. Navy base in Norfolk, Virginia (Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ernest R. Scott/Wikipedia)

The Center for Climate and Security, in partnership with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, invites you to join us for the 2018 Climate and National Security Forum: A Responsibility to Prepare. This year’s forum panels will focus on the risks that climate change presents to national security on an operational and strategic level, and the challenges and opportunities in preparing to counter and manage those risks.

(From The Center for Climate and Security / By Caitlin Werrell) — Panel One: What Impacts Do Climate Change Have on U.S. National Security?

As global sea levels rise and extreme weather events become more frequent and more intense, what is the impact on our nation’s military readiness and the capabilities of its forces to carry out their missions? Please join our distinguished panelists for a discussion of the findings of a newly updated report by the Center for Climate and Security: Sea Level Rise, and the U.S. Military’s Mission, 2nd Edition.

  • Brigadier General Gerald Galloway, U.S. Army (Ret); Former Dean of the Academic Board, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  • General Ron Keys, U.S. Air Force (Ret); Former Commander, Air Combat Command
  • Vice Admiral Robert Parker, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret); Former Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area
  • Joan VanDevort, Former Deputy Director for Ranges, Sea and Airspace
  • Rear Admiral Jonathan White, U.S. Navy (Ret); President of the Ocean Leadership Consortium
  • Hon. John Conger (Moderator), Former Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller); Senior Policy Advisor, Center for Climate and Security

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