Natural Security: Time to think seriously about climate change and the Pacific

Article/Op-Ed in Foreign Policy
Nov. 5, 2015

In March 2013, then-Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Sam Locklear, told a group of reporters that the greatest long-term threat in the Asia-Pacific region was climate change. This certainly raised eyebrows at the time, with some observers hailing Admiral Locklear a hero and others questioning his military judgment.