Ensuring Our Natural Security

Ensuring Our Natural Security

by Alejandro Perez, Sr Vice President, Policy and US Government Affairs at WWF-US Over the last year, a previously unknown pathogen jumped from an animal to a person, spread across the globe, claimed well over a million lives and brought national economies to their knees. And yet, as devastating as the pandemic has been, the world […]

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Biden’s National Security Team Reiterates Commitment on Climate Change

Biden’s National Security Team Reiterates Commitment on Climate Change

by Miro Korenha, co-founder/publisher Our Daily Planet As ABC6 reported, yesterday, “declaring “America is back,” President-elect Joe Biden introduced selections for his national security team Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on foreign policy and national security experts from the Democratic establishment to be some […]

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On Veterans Day, A Look At How Service Members and Veterans View Climate Change

On Veterans Day, A Look At How Service Members and Veterans View Climate Change

A survey conducted last year of military service members and veterans found that 77% of them believed that military bases in coastal or island regions will be damaged by flooding or severe storms as a result of climate change and 61% believed that drought and famine-driven international military conflict over food and water resources fairly or very likely to occur. 

Why This Matters:  Climate change is increasingly becoming a national security issue and members of the military and veterans can help to broaden public support in conservative communities for climate initiatives.

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Trump Admin Suppresses Science, House Dems Fight Back

Trump Admin Suppresses Science, House Dems Fight Back

Earlier this week in yet another affront on science, Trump White House officials demanded changes to testimony from Dr. Rod Schoonover, a State Department intelligence agency analyst and ultimately barred his written testimony to the House Intelligence Committee warning that human-caused climate change is “possibly catastrophic” and a serious national security threat. The committee chairman Rep. […]

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Offshore Wind: Huge Potential And Open Questions

Offshore Wind: Huge Potential And Open Questions

Last week a panel of experts speaking to the Capitol Hill Oceans Week Conference discussed the state of offshore wind development in the U.S. — describing the huge commercial potential and the difficult issues that are still being confronted in the industry’s infancy. It was a sobering look at this hot new source of renewable energy, but despite the challenges, offshore wind development seems inevitable.

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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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