Tag Archives: climate

Climate change has left the U.S. exposed in Arctic

David Titley included as one of the 25 of the smartest voices on climate‪‎, security, energy and peace.

“Climate change has left US exposed in Arctic, say military experts” including retired Rear Admiral David Titley.


The Guardian’s coverage of the Weather Channel’s Climate 25 >>

The Weather Channel’s Climate 25, watch it here >>

Photo credit: Vladimir Chistakov/AP

Weather and Climate talks at U.S. Air Force Academy

Dave Titley spoke to USAF cadets and faculty about DOD weather and climate.


Great things happen when Penn State Meteorology Alumni get together, like April snowstorms! David Titley visited with cadets at the US Air Force Academy this week. Pictured here with Patricia Vollmer, Penn State Meteorology alum and USAFA instructor.

The Weather Channel’s WxGeeks with Marshall Shepherd

In the wake of the NASA and NOAA announcement that 2014 was the warmest year on record, Roger Pielke Sr. and Dave Titley discussed their different perspectives on climate change, weather and risk. January 25, 2015 on WxGeeks


For Marshall Shepherd’s thoughts prior to the debate >>

The debate aired March 12, 2015:

Climate Risk Perspectives Part 1:  can be found here >>

Climate Risk Perspectives Part 2: watch it here >>

Climate Risk Perspectives Part 3: watch the finale here >>

CCS logo and ice photo

Climate Security Q&A with Admiral Titley and Admiral Morisetti

The UK Embassy, Washington, hosted a Climate Security Tweetathon yesterday, sponsored by the Center for Climate and Security and the Center for a New American Security. In the spirit of the special relationship between the US and the UK, it included a Q&A session via twitter, with CCS Advisory Board member Rear Admiral David Titley, US Navy (ret) and Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, British Royal Navy (ret). The tweetathon was part of a broader effort by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on climate change. The US and the UK have a history of leadership in the climate-security space (see here and here for more). Below is a transcript of the Climate Security Q&A with Admiral Titley and Admiral Morisetti, (which is very nuanced, given the 140 character twitter limit). For additional tweets on climate security see @CntrClimSec on Twitter.

Read the full Q&A here: http://climateandsecurity.org/2014/11/26/climate-security-qa-with-admiral-titley-and-admiral-morisetti/

Follow Admiral Titley at: https://twitter.com/dwtitley

Machine guns

Connecting the dots: Extreme climate change, conflict

What does melting sea ice in the Arctic have to do with the barbarism of the Islamic State?

The answer is scary: Rising sea levels eventually will overrun some Pacific island nations and will turn many low-lying villages around the globe into ghost towns. Where will the uprooted inhabitants go?

Read the whole article at: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/opinion/columnists/dick-hughes/2014/11/22/connecting-dots-extreme-climate-change-conflict/19418355/

David W. Titley shows how temperatures have risen.

Panelists give human face to climate change

At its heart, climate change is not about stranded polar bears on rapidly diminishing ice sheets; it is an issue of human life and well-being that hits the vulnerable the hardest. That was the overarching message of a three-person panel discussion at Marymount University in Arlington Oct. 22.

Entitled “Catholics and Climate Change: Faith, Security and Health Perspectives,” the event was in part a response to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ support of a national carbon pollution standard and call to build solutions to climate change on a foundation of economic and social justice.

Click here to read the full article at the Catholic Herald: http://catholicherald.com/stories/Panelists-give-human-face-to-climate-change,27443

Polar Bear on snow

Climate change threatens more than polar bears, retired admiral says

When conducting a recent Google image search on climate change, Penn State University meteorology professor and retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Dave Titley said that one-third of the images he found showed pictures of polar bears.

But the focus of Titley’s lecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Oct. 30 was on people and climate change.  It’s the effects of climate change on people, not animals, that will change national energy policies, he said.


Click here to read the full article:  http://www.starherald.com/news/regional_statewide/climate-change-threatens-more-than-polar-bears-retired-admiral-says/article_7458b71e-6116-11e4-82d0-9bdf001db995.html

Photos of panelists

Climate Change, Global Security and the Common Good

Climate Change, Global Security and the Common Good The Navy is preparing…how about you?

Join us as we consider the challenges and plan our responses to climate change.

When: Thursday, Nov. 13
Where: Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati
FlyerClimate and Global Security Flyer
(PDF – available in alternate media upon request)