The new NSS is right to recognize that climate change is not a “soft” security issue; it is not less important than direct threats from states but is at the heart of keeping the U.S. safe.
Erin Sikorsky is the Director of the Center for Climate and Security and the International Military Council on Climate and Security. Previously, she spent over a decade in the US intelligence community, including on the National Intelligence Council where she led climate and environmental analysis across the intelligence community.
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