Defense Science Board to meet on climate study

By Ben Dupont / March 13, 2023 at 3:29 PM

The Pentagon's top advisory committee plans to meet later this month to discuss an upcoming study on climate change and global security.

The closed-door Defense Science Board meetings will be held March 21-22, according to a March 13 meeting notice. The board will discuss “classified strategies for anticipating the global stresses and possible conflict due to climate change,” it states.

The board, in its “2023 Summer Study on Climate Change and Global Security,” aims to predict changing defense stability and investment needs in the face of climate change, according to a Jan. 10 announcement.

The board also will assess conflicts that could arise from a changing climate, citing food insecurity, migration, resource competition and instability as climate consequences that could “further intensify tensions,” the announcement reads.