U.S. Worldwide Threat Assessment Recognizes Climate Change As National Security Threat

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: U.S. Intelligence Community Recognizes Climate Change in Worldwide Threat Assessment
Isabella Caltabiano, research assistant at the Wilson Center, discusses the 2019 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community report, which provides an overview of the national security threats facing the U.S. and covers topics such as election interference, threats to economic competitiveness, cyber espionage attacks, terrorism, and climate change. Caltabiano notes, “The decision to widen the scope of perceived environmental threats [in this year’s report] suggests that the intelligence community has chosen to take a more comprehensive position on climate change than the current administration…” (2/5).

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