Is Climate Change the Greatest Threat to National Security?


Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the latest reminder of the high cost of war, in lives lost and broken, ruined cities, and damaged lands, and also in the shockwaves that ripple through global energy, mineral, and food markets. Worsening climate change will be equally disruptive, with profound effects on peace and security. U.S. Armed Forces have been wrestling with what that means for military roles, missions, and capabilities, as well as for their responsibilities as a major emitter of greenhouse gasses. This session will specifically explore the U.S. Army’s new Climate Strategy and its role in global climate action.

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