Climate Change & National Security
June 4, 2010
Climate change poses considerable risk to physical systems, biological resources, and social institutions that society depends on. As a result, military officials and security experts view climate change as a threat multiplier of existing national security concerns and a source of new threats to the United States. This briefing will explore the national security implications of climate change to the United States and worldwide.
Paul Higgins, AMS, moderator
Rear Admiral David Titley, Ph.D., Oceanographer & Navigator of the U.S. Navy
Jeffrey Mazo, Ph.D., Managing Editor, Survival; and Research Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies
This event is part of the American Meteorological Society Climate Briefing Series, which is made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Paleoclimate Program.