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Erin Sikorsky

China taking advantage of climate change in two ways, says Center for Climate and Security director

China is turning the climate crisis into an advantage in its competition with the United States, but the U.S. still has a window of opportunity to keep up and stay ahead. Erin Sikorsky, director of the Center for Climate and Security, previously on the National Intelligence Council, said China is using climate change to try […]


Intelligence community must warn policymakers about climate security risks, says climate security expert

Extreme weather events this summer showed the risks of climate change are growing. Beyond just being a problem for the weather, climate change disasters can lead to instability and conflict, threatening security. Erin Sikorsky, director of The Center for Climate and Security who previously served on the National Intelligence Council, said the intelligence community must […]


You can’t divorce climate change from national security, says IMCCS director

The Defense Department is at work now on a comprehensive climate risk analysis. The directive comes from an executive order President Biden signed that calls for a full report by the end of May. Climate change is as important as China in its impact on national security, and there is bipartisan support for addressing it, […]

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