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Climate Explorations: Climate Change & National Security

October 16, 2014 – Speakers will discuss the impacts of climate change on the United States Armed Forces

  • Time:Oct 16 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location:Byrd Polar Research Center, 108 Scott Hall, 1090 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43212 | Get Directions
  • Event Organizer:Jason Cervenec | Contact Host
  • Event Category:Presentations | Show Similar

Climate change will have an impact on operations of the United States Armed Forces and the international events, both humanitarian relief efforts and arms conflicts, to which they respond. Rear Admiral Jonathan White will discuss the impacts of climate change on the U.S. Navy’s operations as well as actions being taken to prepare for these changes.

Additional speakers and a panel discussion will allow continued dialogue on climate change, national security and humanitarian relief with perspectives from other branches of the military and research communities.

About the Keynote Speaker
Rear Admiral Jonathan White is oceanographer of the U.S. Navy and head of the Oceanography, Space and Maritime Domain Awareness Directorate (OPNAV N2N6E) under the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance. In addition, White is director of the Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change.

Agenda

  • Briefing on Bipartisan White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

    Paula Brooks, Franklin County Commissioner

  • The Future of Arctic Governance

    Alex Thompson, Mershon Center for International Security Studies

  • Energy Security Briefing: Threats and Solutions

    Mike Breen, Truman National Security Project

  • Keynote: Task Force Climate Change

    Rear Admiral Jonathan White, United States Navy

  • Moderated Panel Discussion with Audience-Submitted Questions

     

Panelists

Rear Admiral Jonathan White, United States Navy; Mike Breen, Truman National Security Project; Ellen Mosley-Thompson, Byrd Polar Research Center, Alex Thompson, Mershon Center for International Security Studies

Moderator:

Ann Fisher, WOSU Public Media

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