On July 17th, ASP CEO Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.) joined Elgie Holstein of the Environmental Defense Fund for a webinar titled “Impacts of Climate Change on US National Security.”
General Cheney and Mr. Holstein discussed a number of foreign threats posed due to climate change, including Boko Haram exploiting the Lake Chad Basin region, flooding in Bangladesh, the role of drought in the Syrian conflict, and migration from Africa.
General Cheney and Mr. Holstein also discussed several domestic security concerns due to climate change, including rising sea level impacting Naval Station Norfolk, extreme weather damaging Tyndall Air Force Base and Camp Lejeune, and the increase in wildfires and extreme heat harming force readiness.
General Cheney continued by discussing the military’s response to climate change and how Congress is taking action.
The full webinar can be viewed here: