Tagged: climate change

Center for Homeland Defense and Security Releases Annotated Multi-Media Version of Worldwide Threat Assessment

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) created the Annotated Worldwide Threat Assessment 2019—an interactive multi-media tool highlighting key features of the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community presented last month by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to the U.S. Senate Select Committee...

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US Intelligence Warns of Increasing Risk to National Security in Coming Year

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) issued a Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, in an open hearing today before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The primary threats to US national security identified in this statement include:  Risks to...

The Effects of Climate Change on U.S. Defense Operations and Facilities

Extreme weather events as a result of climate change represent a “national security issue” that will continue to hinder U.S. Department of Defense operations and promote regional instability over the next 20 years, a recent DoD report to Congress confirmed. Titled “Report on Effects of a Changing Climate to the...

Extreme Weather Events Will Be More Frequent In the Future: Climate Study

The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) recently published a report revealing a substantial link between climate change and various global extreme weather events of 2017. Titled “Explaining Extreme Events of 2017: From a Climate Perspective,” the report offers 17 analyses that comprise: Droughts in the U.S. Northern Plains and...

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New Data on Climate Change in the United States

Upon a mandate by the Global Change Research Act of 1990, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) released the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). In its second volume, the report utilizes the scientific methodology presented in Volume I, the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR), 2017. Volume II expands on...

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Humanitarian Aid Struggling to Meet Needs of Global Humanitarian Crises

The 2018 World Disasters Report released by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) paints a bleak picture of the state of global humanitarian aid. This report describes a humanitarian sector ill-equipped to meet the needs of all people living in crisis globally. In 2017,  humanitarian...

What’s in a Number? Why 1.5°C Matters

Though climate change has been part of the global discourse for some time, the international community has been slow to react to the environmental crisis. This reluctance to act may be attributed in part to the ambiguous nature of climate change: How do we know the climate is really changing?...