The Pentagon’s Global Supply Chain Threatened by Climate Change

By Dr. Marc Kodack Supply chains are the less visible parts of many large, global companies, such as Apple, Toyota, and Boeing. For each of these companies, their many suppliers incrementally provide parts that are eventually assembled into finished products, whether they are hand-held smartphones or part of vehicles that transport a few or many people. […]

The Future of Research on Climate Change and Armed Conflict

U.S. Marines unload food and supplies for Pakistani flood victims in support of the flood relief effort in Pano Aqil, Pakistan, Sept. 11, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jason Bushong By Dr. Marc Kodack As military planners look out to future operating environments that they may face, they need to continue to anticipate the changing social, […]

Building a Resilient Tomorrow: Interview with Author Alice Hill

Flooding in downtown Memphis, TN; part of the 2011 Mississippi River floods (by Thegreenj) By Maya Saidel This interview is part of a series in which Council on Strategic Risks (CSR)  & Center for Climate and Security (CCS) interns interview members of the CSR and CCS Advisory Boards along with other key voices in the […]

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 audiences about climate change risks to national security, enlisted personnel can be even more persuasive […]

Record Floods Threaten Nuclear Power Site in Bangladesh

Ganges River Delta (Balngladesh and India) By Isabella Caltabiano Bangladesh has experienced intense flooding covering at least a quarter of the country as it goes through monsoon season. NASA has released a map showing the extent of this year’s flooding from June to the end of July along the Jamuna River, where high danger levels […]

“Massive Investments in Resilience Needed”: Climate Lessons from Covid

The Chandler Foundation recently released its “Social Investor” magazine, an influential guide to philanthropists and a particularly important one during a time of crisis. In a section titled “Climate Philanthropy Matters,” the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Laurie Goering interviewed the Co-Founder of the Center for Climate and Security and Council on Strategic Risks, Francesco Femia, about […]

Climate Security in the 2021 U.S. National Defense Authorization Act

By John Conger Both the U.S. House and Senate recently passed their versions of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, but it’s quite possible there will be a delay before a conference bill is completed.  Rather than wait for the final version, this blog will review the climate change and resilience provisions in […]