Have you ever wondered how climate change impacts our nation’s security? How our military adapts to more frequent and violent storms, which threaten our bases, homes and places of work? What kind of structural changes come with these extreme weather events?
Our Congress and military are working tirelessly to appropriately adapt to our changing climate. The military is currently spending upwards of 8 billion dollars on repairs from Hurricane Florence and on key bases in Florida and Nebraska. On Capitol Hill, Congress is developing legislation to ensure our crucial military bases and infrastructure are protected from extreme weather, allowing our forces to focus on keeping America safe.
Join the American Security Project (ASP) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on July 17th for a webinar on the real impacts of climate change on our military.
Date: July 17th, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret), CEO, American Security Project
General Cheney is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has over 30 years of experience as a Marine. His career includes a wide variety of command and staff positions with the operating forces and the supporting establishment. Gen. Cheney’s primary specialty was artillery, but he focused extensively on entry-level training, commanding at every echelon at both Marine Corps Recruit Depots, to include being the Commanding General at Parris Island. He served several years in Japan and has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and Asia.
Elgie Holstein, Senior Director for Strategic Planning, EDF
Elgie Holstein coordinates strategy and policy work and represents EDF’s programs to policymakers, supporters and the media. Elgie brings extensive career experience — having held a number of senior positions in government and the private sector — with a focus on energy, natural resources and environmental policy. Prior to joining EDF in 2009, he was co-director of the Department of Energy Presidential transition team.