Center for Strategic Communication

Yesterday, the American Security Project was featured in the Desert Companion for our work across the country addressing climate change and national security.

BGen Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.), LtGen Norman Seip, USAF (Ret.), and Andrew Holland’s discussions with public servants, military officials, and the general public were discussed in the piece.

Heidi Kyser, Desert Companion Correspondent, stated:

This [national security perspective] is where ASP gets its chance, however slim, of opening a door most other climate-change groups have slammed in their faces. Like these other groups, the generals have irrefutable climate data on their side. But they also have the things they’ve seen with their own eyes — from airplanes and ships and command posts around the world. In 2013, for instance, the Navy sent an aircraft carrier strike group that was stationed in Japan to the Philippines to offer disaster relief and humanitarian aid following typhoon Haiyan. Extreme weather events, along with drought, floods and wildfires, will only increase as the globe warms, Cheney says. These events — and their corollaries, such as decreased crop production — lead to global instability; and instability is a factor in national and international security.

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