August 11, 2009 — August 11, 2009 - The Pentagon has begun to war-game the implications of climate change, including famine, rising sea levels, and natural resource competition. Listen to CNAS Vice President for Natural Security Sharon Burke discuss these implications and why they are national security concerns on NPR's On Point.
Andrew Revkin, environment reporter for The New York Times and author of The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World. He writes the Dot Earth blog, where he recently offered some context on a New York Times article by his colleague John Broder about climate change as a growing concern for the Pentagon.
Amanda Dory, deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy. She is leading the drafting of the Pentagon’s upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review, due out in February 2010, reporting to Congress on strategic objectives and potential military threats.
Sharon Burke, vice president for natural security at the Center for a New American Security. She has directed an international climate change war game and other energy security projects in conjunction with experts in and out of the military.
Gen. Paul Kern, a retired four-star Army general. He was commanding general of the United States Army Materiel Command from 2001 to 2004 and serves now on the military advisory board of CNA, a non-profit research organization which operates the Institute for Public Research and the Center for Naval Analyses. In the last two years, CNA has issued two seminal reports on climate change, energy and national security. He is president and chief operating officer of AM General, which supplies the military with Humvee vehicles.Related: