Environmental Security

New Definitions of National Security

Continuing StratDem

New Definitions of National Security

 

Military and Climate Security Budgets Compared

 

Via Institute for Policy Studies / 2016

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The U.S. military’s latest National Security Strategy says that climate change is “an urgent and growing threat to our national security, contributing to increased natural disasters, refugee flows, and conflicts over basic resources like food and water.”

What they don’t say is that the overall balance of U.S. security spending should be adjusted to fit that assessment. And we know less about how much we are spending on this urgent threat than we used to, since the federal government hasn’t produced a climate security budget since 2013.

In this new report,  Combat vs. Climate, the Institute for Policy Studies steps in to provide the most accurate climate change security budget currently available, drawing data from multiple agencies. And it looks at how these expenditures stack up within the overall ‘security budget.’

 

Tags:  Environmental Security; Environmental Security, National Security; Global Security

 


 

2017

Center for Climate & Security

 

On the Record: Climate as a Security Risk

 

Heatwaves are melting the Arctic — Why?

Geopolitical Friction over Oil/Gas Resources Adds New Risks to Volatile Change

 


Environmental Security/National Security

 

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Environmental Issues: Responding to Conflicts

 

Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation Factbook/Intro

Interactive knowledge platform for policymakers and the public to discuss ideas, research, and practical experiences on climate change and conflict.

 

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Refugees 65 million - 2016 UN report

 

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Global Security Issues: Cooperation

 

Paris Agreement

Climate Agreement Signing at the United Nations

 

Climate Action Plans

Click on the Map for the Latest Country-by-Country News

 

 

Paris Climate Agreement Tracker / CAIT Climate Data Explorer

 

 

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The Trump Administration and US Congress Move to Deeply Cut NASA/NOAA/EPA

 

 

 

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Fundamental Security Questions

Advancing Earth-Research from Space

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A 21st Century Challenge

Strategic Demands, in association with GreenPolicy360, continues to visualize National Security as integrally linked to environmental security.

Our work focuses on three strategic currents:

 

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An Internet-enabled world connecting billions is changing how we see security

 

Strategic Demands urges Earth monitoring science be ‘rapidly deployed’ to evaluate and provide policy recommendations for essential national and global Environmental Security.

Recent scientific studies have identified a widening range of threats, and threat multipliers. The threat horizon extends across national borders, connecting countries with mutual security interests. ‘Existential’ questions have become a first-order, actionable priority.

#EarthScience from space should have a distinctly critical role in security policy. A shift of emphasis from first-generation command-and-control military and communication applications in space is in process, as demonstrated by newly launched earth-facing programs, earth resource baselines, and acquiring data for #biosphere monitoring and wide-spectrum Environmental Security assessments.

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Global Security/”Thin Blue”

 

Thin Blue & Env Security

From Strategic Demand’s associate — GreenPolicy360

 

●  Planetcitizen.org

●  Climate News

●  New Definitions of National Security

●  Thinbluelayer.com

●  Environmental Security

●  Earth Observations

●  Environmental Security, National Security

●  Earth Science Research from Space

●  Earth & Space Politics

 

An Overview

 

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360° POV

A “thin layer of atmosphere…”

“Razor thin” / A Thin Blue Layer / #ThinBlue

#EarthMonitoring/#EarthScience

Update: May 2015 / Severe Cuts to NASA Earth Science programs proposed

As an unprecedented array of earth monitoring satellites are launched, a Republican faction of the US Congress moves to undercut vitally important national security work of NASA

A phenomenally productive year --- http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4495 Over the past 12 months NASA has added five missions to its orbiting Earth-observing fleet - the biggest one-year increase in more than a decade....

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“A phenomenally productive year”NASA-JPL News

“Over the past 12 months NASA has added five missions to its orbiting Earth-observing fleet – the biggest one-year increase in more than a decade…”

 “Strategic, global security missions”

NASA Earth Now / NASA Climate / http://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/

NASA opens a new era in its exploration of our home planet with the launch of the first in a series of #EarthScience instruments to the International Space Station.

New earth-observing array of instruments will be ”exterior mounted” on the #ISS. ISS-RapidScat will monitor ocean winds for climate research, weather predictions and hurricane monitoring. The second instrument, the laser Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS), will measure clouds and location and distribution of pollution, dust, smoke, and other particulates in the atmosphere.  #RapidScat  #ISS Climate Mission  #EarthRightNow

OCO-2 Orbiting Carbon Observatory continues on its historic mission

What monitoring a potential existential crisis looks like … OCO-2

Earth observing satellites

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OCO-2 with ‘A-Train’ courtesy of NASA

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Environmental Security/Earth Science

Strategic Demands envisions Environmental Security as an integral, essential security concern within the multi-trillion dollar funded traditional fields of national security.

Classic military doctrines are now challenged by a new foe, a foe that is neither a rival nation, ideology, or asymmetrical force.  This new threat on the horizon challenges all nations and all people. This threat requires new ways of seeing, new ways of gathering intelligence, whether signals (SIGINT), electronic (ELINT), and/or human (HUMINT). The threats are human-caused and naturally occurring and require new spectra of strategic solutions, local and global tactics, coordinated actions and a yet-to-be-developed revision of classical economic thought.

In this security policy endeavor, Strategic Demands is developing new definitions of national security“, global and local security. We see an integrated system requiring integral ecology. Our background urges a vision that comes from an understanding of #Earth360 concerns, even as we face and speak to the quotidian realities of geo-politics and on-the-ground conflict and strategic needs.

ln alignment with our Environmental and National Security initiatives, we support the following think-tanks and organizations in their work to define, support, enhance and extend the developing field of Environmental Security

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Center for Climate & Security

Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security

Institute for Environmental Security

Millenium Project

Sustainable Security
(TW) https://twitter.com/SustainableSec

Truman National Security Project (Clean Energy Campaign)

Wilson Center – Environmental Change and Security Program  /  Wilson New Security Updates

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New Definitions of National & Global Security

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http://strategicdemands.com/speaking-environmental-security/

 

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