Climate Change and National Security

  • March 08, 2021
  • 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Virtual

Organization: Green Energy Ohio

Of the many impacts of climate change, none may be more important than its effect on U.S. national security and defense. In President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, issued on January 27, the first section is titled “Putting the Climate Crisis at the Center of United States Foreign Policy and National Security.” Whether in discussions of combat readiness, infrastructure resilience, or domestic facility security, policy experts and military leaders have acknowledged that more needs to be done in the areas of risk assessment and national defense strategy.

Join Green Energy Ohio as we explore these issues with Congresswoman Elaine Luria, U.S. Navy veteran and member of the Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security Committees. Rep. Luria’s district includes Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval base in the world, and one situated in an area along the East Coast that has already begun to experience the effects of rising sea levels.

We will also hear from Dr. Robert McCollister, trained as a climate and national security expert and a member of the GEO Board of Directors, and a representative of the Air Force research and training facilities housed at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton.

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