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In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by  Sherri Goodman, Senior Fellow with the Polar Institute and Environmental Change & Security Program. Goodman discusses how climate change has quickly become a “threat multiplier” for national security and how the U.S. military is seeking to mitigate the worst climate effects moving forward.


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Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.  Read more

Polar Institute

Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders.  Read more