In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking to Global Security expert, Dr Chad Briggs at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Chad advises many global organisations on the intersection between climate change and national and regional security issues. His clients include the US State Department, US Air Force, the Swedish Armed Forces, the European Union, as well as US Dept of Energy, among others.
Chad explains the linkages between climate change and hybrid warfare situations that are going on now and will continue to pose a massive threat to societies around the world. These include government level sources of disinformation, such as the Global Warming Policy Foundation in the UK or the Heartland Institute in the US, who are funded by fossil fuel interest groups to sow doubt and chaos that drive us further down the road of climate catastrophe.
I want to thank the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC) for their help in organising this series of interviews with security experts. The next interview will be with former Obama White House advisor and Head of the US National Security Council for Climate, Alice Hill about her new book due out in September.
Additional segments on Geoengineering and models versus first-hand knowledge from this interview with Chad will be available later this week to Patreon backers via GENN.cc. This will be accompanied by an overview of the forthcoming interviews and reflections on key points that are emerging from the series.
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Contents with Timestamps
- Hybrid Warfare 01:35
- Resilience targeting 4:35
- Politics, economics and fossil fuel interests 5:30
- Sources of disinformation are a national security threat 8:00
- Cyber Aggression 9:00
- Climate migrants and nationalist politics 10:30
- Tackling societal breakdown due to climate resilience failure at source 12:40
- Local knowledge versus models and remote assessments – CUT
- Dependency on fossil fuel supports regimes responsible for disinformation 14:40
- Geoengineering, risk and attribution – CUT
- A UN Security Council Specifically for Climate Change 17:35
- Opportunities for positive diplomatic solutions | Building trust in time 19:10
- Planning a pragmatic route to the future from Phase Zero 21:08