Climate Change is a Threat to National Security

The Center for Naval Analyses is a non-profit military research organization funded by the US government which aims to provide research and analysis for policy decisions. It is the federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Navy and Marine Corps.

It’s Military Advisory Board (see below) did a report in 2014 called “National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change.” It was signed by Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and Former Secretary of Defense Leon PanettaThe report begins:

The nature and pace of observed climate changes—and an emerging scientific consensus on their projected consequences—pose severe risks for our national security. During our decades of experience in the U.S. military, we have addressed many national security challenges, from containment and deterrence of the Soviet nuclear threat during the Cold War to political extremism and transnational terrorism in recent years. The national security risks of projected climate change are as serious as any challenges we have faced.

Military Advisory Board
General Paul Kern, USA (Ret.) PaulKern
Brigadier General Gerald E. Galloway Jr., USA (Ret.) galloway
Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, USN (Ret.) gunn-lg-CNA
Admiral Frank “Skip” Bowman, USN (Ret.) FrankBowman
General James Conway, USMC (Ret.) conway
Lieutenant General Ken Eickmann, USAF (Ret.) 030910-F-JZ509-489
Lieutenant General Larry Farrell, USAF (Ret.) 030910-F-JZ509-487
General Don Hoffman, USAF (Ret.) hoffman-don-climate-change-2014-400xx479-479-0-0
General Ron Keys, USAF (Ret.) General Ron Keys
Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, British Royal Navy (Ret.) Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti
Vice Admiral Ann Rondeau, USN (Ret.) Vice Admiral Ann Rondeau
Lieutenant General Keith Stalder, USMC (Ret.) Lieutenant General Keith Stalder
General Gordon Sullivan, USA (Ret.) General Gordon Sullivan
Rear Admiral David Titley, USN (Ret.) Rear Admiral David Titley
General Charles “Chuck” Wald, USAF (Ret.) General Charles Wald
Lieutenant General Richard Zilmer, USMC (Ret.) Lieutenant General Richard Zilmer

CNA Climate Change


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