Panel Discussion 4 Environmental Security

Tuesday, 2 April 2013: 3:15 PM-4:45 PM
Auditorium (AAAS Building)

This is a follow-up to the panel discussion held during the 2012 Forum. Environmental security issues from around the world will be discussed in the context of how they could impact the weather and climate enterprise in this country. The panel will address the following questions: • What parts of the world are most vulnerable to increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, and climatic anomalies such as prolonged flooding and drought? How can these events cause security problems in different parts of the world? • What are the implications of environmental security issues to U.S. interests, and what roles can the U.S. climate and weather enterprise play in helping policymakers develop effective strategies to deal with these issues?
John M. Lanicci, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., Applied Aviation Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL
Chad Briggs, GlobalInt, Muscadine, AL; Ronald Filadelfo, CNA, Alexandria, VA; Joseph Brenner, Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, Washington, DC and Russell Sticklor, The Stimson Center, Research Analyst, Environmental Security Program, Washington, DC