March 4, 2021

Climate Change

Discussion Panel: 1:50pm until 3:05 (ET)

March 4th will feature discussions on how climate change is affecting special operations in key areas of the world. Mr. Larry Cook, the U.S. Special Operations Command Sovereign Challenge Program Manager, will moderate a panel with Icelandic national security expert, Ms. Soley Kaldal; New Zealand Defense Attache to the United States, CDRE David Gibbs; hydrologist and environmental engineer who works in Stabilization and Peace Operations, Stability and Humanitarian Affairs for the Undersecretary of Defense - Policy, Dr. Annalise Blum; and Amb. (ret) Harry Thomas of U.S. Special Operations Command Joint Plans, to discuss how their respective fields are impacted by this global effect.