Climate Change: No Longer a Distant Threat

Wilson Center NOW

May 15, 2014

A just-released report from the CNA Corporation's Military Advisory Board makes clear that when it comes to climate change, “many threats are manifesting faster than anticipated and the risks are accelerating.” The group of 16 retired generals and admirals from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps pulls no punches in sounding the alarm through specific recommendations for action, calling for the United States to take a global leadership role. We spoke with a leading expert, Geoff Dabelko, director of environmental studies at Ohio University and ECSP senior advisor, to learn more about the threats identified and recommendations made in the report.

About the Guest

Geoffrey D. Dabelko is director of environmental studies at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. He joined the School in August 2012 and was previously director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program. He remains a senior advisor to the Environmental Change and Security Program and is also an adjunct professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Katharine Diamond // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Benjamin Dills // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Lauren Herzer // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • John Thon Majok // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Schuyler Null // Web Editor and Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Meaghan Parker // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Sean Peoples // Multimedia Producer and Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko // Senior Advisor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Ruth Greenspan Bell // Public Policy Scholar
  • William Krist // Senior Policy Scholar
  • Louise Lief // Public Policy Scholar
  • John W. Sewell // Senior Scholar