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Is This the Beginning of the Green New Deal Era? The Climate Security Era?  Or Both?

Is This the Beginning of the Green New Deal Era? The Climate Security Era? Or Both?

The debate around climate change is increasingly falling into two lines of argument — one around the Green New Deal and the economy and another around climate change as an existential threat to our national security. 

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Making the Green New Deal Real

Making the Green New Deal Real

By Monica Medina The hearing this week before the House Reform and Oversight Committee on the national security implications of climate change was an eye-opener.  The goal of the hearing was to be non-partisan, with one Republican and one Democrat witness – both former Senators and members of the National Security team.  But the Republicans […]

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Republicans Take Aim at GND In Hearing On Climate Change Threat

Republicans Take Aim at GND In Hearing On Climate Change Threat

The House Committee on Government Oversight held the first in a series of hearings on climate change, with former Democratic Secretary of State John Kerry and Republican former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel both testifying that climate change presents “threat multiplying” security risks, and that intelligence and national security leaders of the last four Administrations (including President Trump’s current Director of National Intelligence and Secretary of Defense) have all been in agreement on this key point.

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