Humanity’s alteration of the Earth’s climate, driven primarily by the discharge of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere is well documented and is now receiving long-overdue attention from the media, governments, security institutions, and people worldwide. Broader activities related to natural security—ones that more directly alter ecosystems and transform the biosphere—have been no less dramatic or consequential but have been absent from most of these discussions to date. How can we counter these impending threats and move the dial on the fragile link between our ecological and national security? Join us for a discussion on the urgency to address the biodiversity and climate change crises and why it is imperative for the U.S. government to engage now.
- U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Appropriations Subcommittee on U.S. foreign aid)
- Christine Cavallo, Fellow, Council on Strategic Risks and co-author of a new report, The Security Threat Binds Us
- Tom Cors, Director of Lands, North American Policy and Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy