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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

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Toll and Titley: The threat in Hampton Roads (Op-Ed)

Rising seas, extreme storm surge and recurrent floods threaten the Hampton Roads region. In fact, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Hampton Roads is the area most threatened by rising seas on the East Coast.

It’s not just an environmental issue. It’s an issue that costs money, depletes resources and impacts residents and visitors alike.

It’s also an issue that threatens national security.

Late last month, the U.S. Department of Defense released a new sustainability strategy – the 2014 Sustainability Performance Plan – which highlighted Hampton Roads as a community bearing the brunt of early impacts of climate change.


Read the full story on HamptonRoads.com here: http://hamptonroads.com/2014/11/toll-and-titley-threat-hampton-roads

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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

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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/

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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)

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Testimony provided to U.S. Senate on climate & security

Rear Admiral (ret.) David W. Titley,  Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Penn State, provided testimony to the United States Senate on July 22, 2014, regarding U.S. Security Implications of International Energy and Climate Policies
and Issues.

The complete testimony can be viewed here (PDF):