Sierra Club October Program: “Climate Change and National Security” with Dr. Elizabeth Chalecki
Thursday Oct. 26, 7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St.
(Enter north door education wing)
Climate change is already affecting our planet: in the US alone, we’ve seen plenty of examples this summer of the devastation and chaos caused by extreme flooding and fires. While some politicians may choose to debate the reality of climate change, the US military is aware that climate change has national security consequences: it will escalate instability across the globe, causing humanitarian disasters, contributing to political violence, and undermining weak governments.
Dr. Elizabeth Chalecki, Assistant Professor of International Relations at UNO and Research Fellow at the Stimson Center (Washington DC), is an innovative thinker who is devoted to interdisciplinary, real-world research on the environmental and scientific basis of international relations. She is the author of over 20 works on the environment, security, and foreign policy designed for a cross-disciplinary audience. Her specialties include environmental security, global environmental problems, climate change, Arctic security, international security, international relations, sustainability and environmental politics.
Please join us for this thought-provoking presentation. Sierra Club programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. More information at http://www.sierraclub.org/nebraska Attachments area