Cover to Cover: Michael Klare on Climate Change and National Security
About The Event
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About Cover to Cover
Join the World Affairs Councils of America’s Cover to Cover conference call on Thursday, May 14, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET, featuring Michael Klare, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Arms Control Association and Professor Emeritus of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College.
Of all major institutions in American society, none take climate change as seriously as the U.S. military and the Pentagon. Drawing on previously obscure reports and government documents, renowned security expert Michael Klare shows that the U.S. military sees the climate threat as imperiling the country on several fronts at once. The military now regards climate change as one of the top threats to American national security, and is busy developing strategies to cope with it.
About The Speaker
Michael T. Klare is the Professor Emeritus of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College. From 1985 to 2018, he was the Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, a joint appointment at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He now serves as a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Arms Control Association in Washington, D.C.
Klare has written widely on international peace and security, arms control and disarmament, and global resource politics. He is the author of fifteen books, including, most recently, Resource Wars (2001), Blood and Oil (2005), and The Race for What’s Left (2012), and All Hell Breaking Loose: Climate Change, Global Chaos, and American National Security (2019). He is also the Defense Correspondent of The Nation and has written for many other journals, including Arms Control Today, Current History, Foreign Affairs, Harper’s, Le Monde Diplomatique, Newsweek, Scientific American, and Technology Review.