Climate Change and National Security

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The historic international conference on climate change is wrapping up in Paris after two weeks of intense negotiations to reach agreement on a plan to stop global warming.  Nearly 200 nations are working on a verifiable agreement to reduce green house emissions to slow down the expected rise in temperatures and prevent severe floods, droughts, intense weather patterns as well as water and food shortages.   

Major (ret.) General Richard Engel, the former Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program for the National Intelligence Council, has studied the impacts of climate change and spoke to The Cipher Brief about what’s at stake for the U.S. and the world.

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