Policy

Trump Just Signed a Dire Warning about Climate Change

The 2018 NDAA acknowledges and anticipates climate change as an urgent threat, in sharp contrast to his administration’s past denials.

Ideas

Paris Pullout Shows How The US Is Shrugging Off Its Global Leadership

If America so easily tosses aside a hard-won diplomatic victory, what else is it willing to jettison?

Threats

If Trump Won’t Fight Climate Change, We Must — for the Troops’ Sake

As the Pentagon says, this ‘threat multiplier’ is making the work of our men and women in uniform around the world more difficult.

Threats

Trump’s Paris Decision Hurts More than the Climate

America’s withdrawal will leave the world hotter, more erratic, politically fractured, and facing toward Beijing.

Ideas

Getting Past Grudging Precautions: How the Next President Should Address Climate Change

The U.S. Navy’s former weatherman-in-chief says gradual progress must turn into serious high-level action.

Ideas

Climate Change Is Increasing the Risk of War in Africa: Study

Rising temperatures and changing water patterns are among a host of destabilizing factors, a new study finds.

Threats

US Intel Chief: Climate Change Is Adding Fuel to the World’s Extremist Fires

DNI Clapper says environmental factors will keep the cycle of extremism going long after ISIS is vanquished.

Threats

Martin O’Malley’s Link Between Climate Change and ISIS Isn’t Crazy At All

There’s an established body of work drawing a connection between drought, resource scarcity, and conflict in general. And the battlefields of Syria happen to feature all three.

Threats

Climate Scientists Warn That Global Warming Is as Threatening As Nuclear War

Rising global temperatures and sea levels will become an international security issue if left unattended.

Business

CIA Ends Its Climate Research Program

Just days after the president said climate change was an 'indisputable' national security threat, the intelligence community ends its satellite data-sharing program with scientists.

Policy

Republicans Push Climate Change Cuts at CIA, Defense Department

The new GOP budget wants to gut the Pentagon's research into the national security implications of climate change.

Ideas

How Climate Change Affects Terrorism

Climate change not only threatens the environment, it can lead to greater instability and fuel global conflict and terrorism. By Jon Gensler

Ideas

As Debate Goes On, the Military Prepares for Climate Change

While the rest of the world continues to deliberate climate change, the military is already preparing for a more unstable environment. By Patrick Tucker

Threats

You Can't Beat Climate Change With Weather Guns

Just because changing weather is a national security threat doesn’t mean you can defeat it with guns, say researchers. By Patrick Tucker

Threats

Kerry Calls Climate Change a Threat to National Security

The Secretary of State says climate change can be considered a 'weapon of mass destruction.' By Clare Foran

Business

Pentagon's Kendall: Budget Climate 'Worst I’ve Seen' for Planning

The DOD's top weapons buyer says that uncertainty is threatening the workforce 'and their ability to do their jobs.' By Charles S. Clark

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