What do a White House senior advisor, a member of Congress, scientists, military planners, and business people all have in common? At a June 4 symposium in Seattle organized by the Jackson Foundation and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, they all agreed that Climate Change is having a growing impact on national security that will only increase with time. Continuing where the previous discussion left off, the next briefing in the series - taking place in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, July 29 - will focus on the key recommendations and consensus points that emerged from the last symposium and highlight the next steps for action. Craig Gannett, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine and co-chair of the firm's Energy and Environmental practice group as well as Vice President of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, will be moderating the discussion. The discussion will feature perspectives from:
  • Alice Hill, Senior Advisor for Preparedness and Resilience, The White House
  • Ian Kraucunas, Deputy Director of Atmospheric Science and Global Change, PNNL
  • Larry Phillips, Chair, King County Council, Washington State
  • Jonathan White, Rear Admiral, Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, Director of Task Force Climate Change, U.S. Navy
  • Craig Gannett, Vice President, Henry M. Jackson Foundation and Session Moderator
You can RSVP Here or find more information on this upcoming event here. Details: What: National Security and Climate Change: What Do We Need to Know? Where: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington D.C.; 6th Floor Auditorium When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014;  2:00-4:00 p.m. (reception to follow) Who: The Henry M. Jackson Foundation and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in partnership with the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center The discussion will also be available via a live or archived webcast.