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Climate and National Security

The intersection between climate change and national security is an existential threat to the globe. We need fresh thinking and a renewed push from communities across the United States in making sure leaders understand what is at stake for us and the rest of the world.The intersection of climate, energy, and national security is becoming ever more apparent. Truman’s work in this space brings together conversations and builds policy ideas that explore the multifaceted climate and energy security landscape throughout the United States. It explores issues surrounding climate migration, climate justice, and more.
Climate and National Security

Climate and National Security

Solutions to the climate crisis require engagement by people from all walks of life.

Every community is affected, and inaction imperils America’s national security. Truman Center brings a diverse range of voices to conversations about America’s climate and energy policy while advocating for policies aligned to the scale of the challenge.

Communicating the Climate Crisis: Don’t Look Up & (Dis)Information in a Distracted World.

In collaboration with Netflix, in March 2022 Truman Center hosted a conversation exploring the impact of the film Don’t Look Up and strategies for effectively communicating the climate crisis. Panelists included Adam McKay, Screenwriter and Director of Don’t Look Up; Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate Advisor; Dr. Marshall Shepherd, Meteorologist and Professor at the University of Georgia; and Alexandra (Xander) Meise, Truman’s Visiting Senior Fellow on Climate and Energy.
Communicating the Climate Crisis: Don’t Look Up & (Dis)Information in a Distracted World
Climate and National Security: Supporting COP26 Goals

Climate and National Security: Supporting COP26 Goals

As the effects of climate change become more apparent and urgent by the day, multinational gatherings like the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change - otherwise known as COP26 - become even more important. In the context of COP26’s broad goals, in these talking points Visiting Senior Fellow Alexandra (Xander) Meise offers guidance for discussing climate change with U.S. stakeholders focused on national security.

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