New Definitions of National & Global Security
“New Space” with participation of #planetcitizens around the world
“The federal government hasn’t produced a climate security budget since 2013.”
“In this report, Combat vs. Climate, the Institute for Policy Studies provide an assessment of a climate change security budget available, drawing data from multiple agencies. How do these expenditures stack up within the overall ‘security budget.’ ”
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A 21st Century Challenge / Strategic Demands, in association with GreenPolicy360, addresses National Security as integral to environmental security. Our work focuses on three strategic currents:
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.
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” — 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 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
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
Truman National Security Project (Clean Energy Campaign)
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