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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

Is Living on an Iceberg For a Year Going to Save the Planet?

I wrote these two strips after reading about a man who would be living on an iceberg for a year to raise awareness of climate change. I’m not sure that is going to help. Celebrities have been going to the Arctic and that has made little difference (except a few more emissions in the process). The science is in. Governments are well aware. The military and insurance companies have changed their procedures in preparation for the changes. The problem isn’t that people aren’t aware, it’s that they don’t want to do anything about it that might change their way of life. And living on an iceberg isn’t going to persuade them otherwise.
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