As Planet Heats Up, So Does National Security Risk

Law360, New York (November 26, 2012, 1:00 PM EST) -- Although it did not go entirely unnoticed that neither candidate prioritized climate change as a topic of discussion during the 2012 presidential campaign, the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Sandy along the East Coast just days before the election brought the omission into sharp relief. President Obama’s victory speech briefly mentioned the issue (“We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet”), and his re-election should...
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