Sat, Apr 17, 2010 -- 2:00 PM
Commonwealth Club Climate One Series: Global WarringAudio currently not available for this program.
The program's speaker is Cleo Paskal, consultant for the U.S. Department of Energy and associate fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London. The changing climate now has the attention of military establishments around the world. Last year, for example, the CIA created a group focused on tracking the national-security implications of desertification, rising sea levels, population shifts and heightened competition for natural resources. What will the opening of the Arctic mean for Russian access into North American waters? Will China's lack of clean, fresh water undermine its global ambitions? Will India's increasingly erratic monsoon affect its economic growth? Paskal will explore these and other pressing questions.