Tagged: environmental

Scientist Examine the Impact of Climate Change on U.S. National Security

A new report from Harvard University’s Center for the Environment titled “Climate Extremes: Recent Trends with Implications for National Security” identifies security risks from extreme weather and climate change. The increasing number of extreme weather events such as, floods, drought, heat waves, and severe storms spurs scientist to draw a...

Global Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States National Climate Assessment

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), released a report this month examining the potential global impacts of a rise in sea levels. The report finds that the rise in sea levels worldwide “has been a persistent trend for decades. It is expected to continue beyond the end of this...

Climate Change: A Shared Threat to Global Security

Although American politicians argue back and forth about the causes of climate change, global science is virtually in consensus. Under close scientific examination, “96.2% of climate specialists believe that global temperature has risen over the past century and that human activity is a significant factor in that change.” The American...

Examining the Effects of Drought on Human Health

The Disaster Information Management Research Center of the National Library of Medicine has made available a new disaster topic page focused on Droughts and Health. The webpage looks primarily at the human health effects of drought conditions as experienced in the United States. “Health effects in the United States have...

Feeling the Heat? New Report on ‘U.S. Temperature Trends’

A new report has been released on climate trends in the U.S. titled, “The Heat Is On: U.S. Temperature Trends.” Climate Central, the organization who published the report, uses original research that is peer-reviewed to “educate and inform Americans” on issues pertaining to climate change. The report shows that the...

New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

The report “In the Path of the Storm: Global Warming, Extreme Weather, and the Impacts of Weather-Related Disasters in the United States” from the Environment America Research & Policy Center found that 4 out of 5 Americans have been directly impacted by weather disasters. The report “examined county-level weather-related disaster...

Climate Change Crisis Scenarios

The report titled Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict: Addressing Complex Crisis Scenarios in the 21st Century from the Center for American Progress focuses on the distinct challenges that climate change pose for U.S. national security. Despite some efforts to reduce emissions climate change and its consequences are unavoidable. This report...