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The Geopolitics of Energy and Climate

“I’m often asked do I believe in climate change, and I say no, I’m convinced by the evidence.” Rear Admiral David Titley was among a handful of individuals to testify before a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on the geopolitics of energy and climate change. In questioning, Titley admitted that he was initially a climate change skeptic, before becoming convinced by his experience as a naval navigator. “Back then we didn’t have GPS so I had to use a sextant and look at all the data available, not relying on any one piece of data, to steer the ship effectively.” Titley recalled similarly stitching together various pieces of evidence like melting glaciers, rising air and sea temperatures, and shifting ecosystems to arrive at the conclusion that climate change is real and that we are causing it. Read more...

What We Are Reading… July 23, 2014

Check out what the American Security Project is reading on Wednesday July 23rd, 2014.Read more...