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// by Lindsey Wilkinson

World Climate and Security Report Reveals Strain on Military and Security Services

A new report from the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) reveals that the increasing pace and intensity of climate hazards will strain military and security services around the world as they are called on to respond to climate-driven crises, as well as tackling direct climate threats to their own infrastructure and readiness. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

Biden Starts to Walk the Walk on Climate Resilience

Perhaps President Biden’s clearest message on climate to date, and one that is of particular interest to the security community, is his executive order, signed on his seventh day of office, that made climate change a national security priority. Keep Reading

// by Homeland Security Today

A Resilient Future for Coastal Communities: Federal Policy Recommendations from Solutions in Practice

Across the United States, coastal communities face increased uncertainty and risks from intensifying coastal erosion, flooding, sea level rise, and other climate change impacts. These threats need to be taken very seriously. Nearly 100 million Americans live in coastal counties making up about 30 percent of the U.S. population; another 30 million people (9 percent)… Keep Reading

Implications for Military as Climate Change Disrupts Aircraft

Dr. Marc Kodack, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security and former Sustainability and Water Program Manager in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability, examines the direct consequences of climate change for critical military infrastructure. Keep Reading

// by Kalyna White

Seven Expert Perspectives on What COVID-19 Means for the Planet

The COVID-19 pandemic will have repercussions that will follow the planet for years. The economic, social, healthcare, and environmental outcomes from the pandemic will remain, even once the pandemic itself is resolved. Seven experts from the World Economic Forum have given seven different perspectives on the pandemic’s environmental repercussions. Here are the seven impacts of… Keep Reading

// by Homeland Security Today

Devastating Wildfires, Extreme Weather Raise Concerns About Lack of Preparedness for Climate Change

Six of the 20 largest wildfires in California history started in August and September 2020 and with average high temperatures continuing to set records, calls are increasing to address the connection between extreme weather events and climate change. Leaders in western states have said it’s impossible to deny the impacts of climate change after witnessing the devastation from recent… Keep Reading

// by Homeland Security Today

Harvest: Recovery and Risk After Hurricane Michael

Last October, Hurricane Michael roared across southwest Georgia, laying waste to cotton fields, pecan orchards and pine groves. It blew apart barns and chicken houses, mangled irrigation systems and ripped up fences. It scattered cattle and pulled down power lines. And because so many here rely on timber as a safe haven for savings, it… Keep Reading

Heatwave Trends Accelerate Worldwide

The first comprehensive worldwide assessment of heatwaves down to regional levels has revealed that in nearly every part of the world heatwaves have been increasing in frequency and duration since the 1950s. Keep Reading

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