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The US Department of Defense Believes in Climate Change

climate change is a threat to national security.

There are far too many people in the US who do not believe climate change is happening. The top brass in the US military are not among them. In 2015, the US Department of Defense released a report on the security implications of climate change. 

The report finds that climate change is a security risk, Pentagon officials said, because it degrades living conditions, human security and the ability of governments to meet the basic needs of their populations. Communities and states that already are fragile and have limited resources are significantly more vulnerable to disruption and far less likely to respond effectively and be resilient to new challenges, they added.
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Interview in the Washington Post for World Oceans Day

I  was interviewed by Michael Cavna yesterday for the Washington Post for World Oceans Day. Michael Cavna is a cartoonist and Comic Riffs columnist, so it was great to be asked questions by someone who knows his stuff. 

You can read the article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2017/06/08/on-world-oceans-day-the-arctic-circle-artist-explains-how-her-comic-takes-on-climate-change

By Request: A Cartoon on Ocean Acidification

My friend, Vicki sent me a message a while back, which included this:

… as I’m progressing through the development of my research, I can’t help being slightly alarmed by the fact that in the marine science circles, there are really serious and pressing concerns about ocean acidification, but this doesn’t seem to be a conversation that’s being had in the broader public arena.  See, for example:
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