Heat waves, storms, droughts, and mass wildfires have dominated global headlines. But beyond loss of life and material damage, climate change is creating resource scarcities, displacing populations, and creating new international tensions. How can countries around the world tackle the national security risks of climate change? John Conger, Director of the Center for Climate and Security, explains how climate change weighs on global issues and security. Conger is an expert on the military implications of climate change and a Senior US Advisor to the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS). Previously, he worked in the US Department of Defense on energy, installations and environmental policy, served for 12 years on legislative staffs in Congress, and was as an aerospace engineer and defense analyst supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
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