Everything you need to know about climate change and how it threatens national security:
Scientists agree that humans are causing climate change. And no security professional would wait until they had 100% certainty before acting to mitigate a threat
It will act as an “Accelerant of Instability” or a “Threat Multiplier” that makes already existing problems worse
America’s infrastructure, food production, transportation network, and American lives are at risk
The U.S. military is working with allies, studying potential threats, ensuring resilience to extreme weather, and preparing to deploy when needed
Rising seas and increased extreme weather will harm readiness and increase costs
To reduce climate risk, the U.S. government, and governments around the world, must take immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The American Security Project has discussed the threats of climate change with audiences around the nation.