U.S. Leadership in Addressing the Climate Change Threat to Global Security

June 9, 2014

  Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the United States will sharply curb emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants between now and 2030. This is an important step forward in addressing the security threat posed by climate change, which is a key driver of international conflict and which if left unchecked […]

Facing Challenges on Climate Change and National Security

January 31, 2014

During the State of the Union speech earlier this week, President Obama reaffirmed that addressing climate change remains a national priority. Increasingly, climate change will affect American national security interests and create new challenges to be met in the international system. This conclusion has been reached by analysts and intelligence agencies, who now factor climate […]

The President Takes on Key Security Concerns with Climate Initiative

June 25, 2013

Today President Obama is presenting a new climate initiative that will lay out a three-part strategy to lessen U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, help lead international climate talks and protect the U.S. from the effects of climate change. Military leaders and national security experts have long noted  that climate change and energy insecurity pose serious national […]

Climate Security: Time for Politicians to Catch up with Security Professionals

February 14, 2013

In his State of the Union address this week, President Obama stressed the importance of making progress toward a sustainable energy future – drawing on concerns about climate change and competitiveness as well as the views of senior military personnel who have called for investment in greener energy. He said, “the good news is we […]

Heather Hurlburt Quoted in New Republic on Chuck Hagel’s Environmental Record

December 24, 2012

Liberals Shouldn’t Fear Chuck Hagel’s Environmental Record By Ben Adler December 24, 2012| New Republic Former Senator Chuck Hagel served in the Senate as a Republican, but you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise this week: Most of the attacks on his potential nomination as Secretary of Defense have come from conservatives troubled by his […]

National Security at the Pump

March 14, 2012

As Americans struggle with rising gas prices, conservative candidates have been on the attack against the Obama administration. The conservative arguments, however, are counter to what experts on the subject say about both the causes of the rising oil price and current production. What is true: U.S. domestic production is rising steadily – and the […]

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Paul D. Eaton Quoted in Arbitrage Magazine on Bringing Down Consumption of Oil

June 2, 2011

Major General Paul Eaton said last month, “Bringing down consumption of imported oil is very much in the interest of national security.”

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Paul D. Eaton Quoted in the Tri City Herald on Renewable Energy

April 1, 2011

“Bringing down consumption of imported oil is very much in the interest of national security,” Eaton said.

Eaton added he thinks there’s many ways to achieve that goal.

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Paul D. Eaton Quoted in KVEWTV on Renewable Energy

March 31, 2011

He says a majority of the United States’ military power goes to securing our oil interests overseas. “We’re talking numbers of aircraft carriers, air wings, and a lot of boots on the ground still in Iraq. So, the total dedication of money to keeping the oil lines of communication open, very high.”

Energy Security, American Security

March 30, 2011

As the unrest in the Middle East and spiking energy prices at home have vaulted to the top of public consciousness, President Obama spoke today about the importance of energy security for the nation. Failure to have energy security, as well as the continuing challenge of climate change, are real threats to America’s economy and environment. The […]

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