Center for Strategic Communication

Climate Change, Drought, and National Security

By the end of June, 55 percent of the American homeland was in moderate to extreme drought conditions according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. To make matters worse, much of the dry weather is concentrated in our nation’s farming regions leaving...

Rio+20 Did Actually Achieve Important Results

Image Credit: Presidencia de la Nacion Argentina The United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit, which closed in Rio de Janiero, Brazil on June 22nd, was met with mixed reviews following the release of its outcome document, “The Future We Want.” Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace...

Can the U.S. put a Price on Carbon?

Smokestacks. Image credit: Dori The American public is seemingly reluctant to adopt a carbon tax or cap-and-trade system according to a recent Brookings Institute report. Either policy would aim to ameliorate a long-term issue at the debatable expense of short-term...

Climate Change Policy: A Nearsighted Failure

  Sea ice melt pond. Photo credit NASA Forest fires rage in the American Southwest, droughts continue to parch sub-Saharan Africa, and massive flooding recently crippled Duluth, Minnesota: it doesn’t matter if you “believe” in it, climate change is knocking at our...