About the Episode
Last week, US intelligence and defense agencies released reports warning that a warming climate is a fundamental threat to US national security through raising geopolitical tensions, increasing instability, and driving mass migration. The Center for Climate and Security’s Erin Sikorsky and the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft’s Anatol Lieven join Deep Dish to examine what a climate-focused US national security and defense strategy might look like and how to balance other competing threats.
- Climate Change Poses a Widening Threat to National Security, the New York Times
- Department of Defense Climate Risk Analysis, Department of Defense
- Climate Change: The Greatest National Security Threat to the United States, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
- Analyzing the Climate Security Threat: Key Actions for the US Intelligence Community, War on the Rocks
As President Biden heads to the UN Climate Change Conference, he will grapple with significant divides in domestic public opinion.
Concern for the state of the planet spans generations, 2021 Chicago Council Survey data show.
“We can use Big Data to understand and communicate the planetary crisis while simultaneously measuring progress,” Nonresident Senior Fellow Robert Muggah writes in Foreign Policy.
New Chicago Council Survey results show that most Americans aren’t extremely concerned about climate change, but many believe the government isn’t doing enough to combat the issue.