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Climate as National Security: Considerations for the Climate Conversation
June 12

Climate as National Security: Considerations for the Climate Conversation

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04:00 pm - 05:00 pm. Time zone: America/New_York

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At the core of ASP’s work is the belief that climate change is directly impacting our national security. It is already exacerbating existing threats, risks, and hazards while simultaneously creating new ones. It’s impacting infrastructure, hurting our economy, and undermining the security and wellbeing of our fellow Americans. From military infrastructure at home to the shores of our allies abroad, join us for a discussion exploring the complex, compounding challenges of climate security. The panel will be held in-person on June 12th at the Citizen’s Climate Lobby June Conference in the Omni Shoreham Hotel from 4-5pm and live streamed. After a “scene-setting” briefing by ASP’s Jessica Olcott Yllemo, a panel discussion will include remarks from:


Lt Gen Norman R. Seip, USAF (Ret.), President of the American Security Project and Chairman of the Board, Council for a Strong America. Lt Gen Seip served in uniform for 35 years as command pilot with more than 4,500 flying hours, primarily in fighter aircraft, and has flown in support of numerous military operations and contingencies around the world.


LtGen John “Glad” Castellaw, USMC (Ret.), Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Farmspace Systems LLC., a provider of aerial data collection, management, and equipment. He is a recognized national security expert and is affiliated with several Washington-based think tanks providing expertise on the impacts of climate, food, and energy insecurity.


Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, USN (Ret.), ASP Board of Directors and Vice Chair, Military Advisory Board, CNA. VADM Gunn served in the U.S. Navy for thirty-five years and maintains a number of leadership positions at the Center for Naval Analyses, Naval Postgraduate School, the Global Perspectives Initiative at the University of Central Florida, and the Surface Navy Association.