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The Debate: Dangerous Intersection: Climate Change and National Security

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Francesco Femia - The Center for Climate and Security, Leo Goff - Center for Naval Analyses, Alice Hill - National Security Council, Thilmeeza Hussain - Voice of Women -- Maldives, Marcus King - George Washington University, Maureen Sullivan - Department of Defense

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The dangers of climate change are not usually couched in terms of national security, but awareness of the issue is growing rapidly. What could be more basic to security than a climate conducive for agriculture, abundant water supplies, ecosystem health, industrial production, biodiversity, and human comfort? What could be more threatening than extreme weather events or mass migrations because of rising seas and crop failures? The annual ELI-Miriam Hamilton Keare Policy Forum brought together top experts on the topic.

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