Friday, February 19, 2010

Senator Hagel on Climate Change and Security

Yesterday, former Senator Chuck Hagel spoke at Georgetown on "Climate Change After Copenhagen."

The event was a very interesting format: much more interactive than many.  The Senator gave a clear and coherent view of where he thinks climate change legislation is going in the Senate (not very far) and what the future of international efforts to deal with climate change will be. 

He clearly talked about how climate change should be treated as a threat to national security.  In fact, it was his legislation -- along with Senator Durbin -- in 2007 that began the push towards asking the Intelligence Community to produce a National Intellegence Assessment of the threat of climate change. 

Audio of the event can be heard here.

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