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DHS S&T Leading the Way in Adapting to Climate Change and Building Community Resilience

According to the United States Global Change Research Program, more frequent and intense extreme weather, and climate-related events, as well as changes in average climate conditions, are expected to continue to damage infrastructure, ecosystems, and social…

Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored)

By Alice Bell Photo: Paolo KOCH/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images
In August 1974, the CIA produced a study on “climatological research as it pertains to intelligence problems”. The diagnosis was dramatic. It warned of the emergence of a new era of weird weather, leading to…

Wesley Clark Connects the Dots Linking Climate Change and National Security

By Kate Zerrenner
In March 2021, three Russian submarines broke through old ice in the Arctic. According to retired four-star general and 2004 U.S. presidential candidate Wesley Clark, we should be paying attention to this from more than…

No green grid without cybersecurity

By Francis D’Souza Photo: Floaria Bicher
The increasingly ‘distributed’ nature of the grid that is required to tackle climate change also increases the number of points of attack for hackers, writes Francis D’Souza. Between the melting homeland of polar bears, the…

Global food security: Climate change adaptation requires new cultivars

Climate change induced yield reductions can be compensated by cultivar adaptation and global production can even be increased.

Adapting to the Security Threat of Climate Change

By Lewis Huynh
Climate change is a generational risk with profound implications to alter not just our physical world but our digital world, too. While not traditionally associated as a cybersecurity risk, the accelerating frequency, severity, and significance…

Climate Change Problem: an Emerging Threat to Global Security

By Aneesa Aslam
Climate Change is one of the greatest challenges faced by humanity. The Greenhouse–gas emissions and over-exploitation of natural resources result in a rise in temperature which brings floods, droughts, a rise in sea level, and…

Revitalized U.S. urgency on climate change and national security

By Samantha Harrington Photo: South Carolina National Guard / Flickr
“An urgent national security threat.” That’s the phrase U.S. Director of National intelligence Avril Haines used in describing climate change at the White House Climate Summit on Earth Day a few weeks ago.

Translating Urgency Into Action on Water, Climate, and Security

By Ratia Tekenet
“We need to devote our full attention to the relationship between water, climate, and security, increase understanding of the issue, and take urgent action,” said Carola van Rijnsoever, Director of Inclusive Green Growth at the…

How to Integrate Climate in Future National Security

As part of a special series on climate in partnership with The Intelligence Project at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and Cipher Brief Expert Kristin Wood, The Cipher Brief is focusing on…