Cleo Paskal, Consultant, U.S. Department of EnergyAssociate Fellow, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London
The changing climate now has the attention of military establishments around the world. Last year, for example, the CIA created a group focused on tracking the national-security implications of desertification, rising sea levels, population shifts and heightened competition for natural resources. What will the opening of the Arctic mean for Russian access into North American waters? Will China's lack of clean, fresh water undermine its global ambitions? Will India's increasingly erratic monsoon affect its economic growth? These and other pressing questions will be answered.
Location: SF Club OfficeTime: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon programCost: $12 members, $20 non-members, students free (with valid ID)Buy the book: Purchase Cleo Paskal's Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map from The Club's online bookstore! If you purchase an item fewer than 5 business days before the event, it will be available for pickup at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on the day of the event. If you purchase it more than 5 days before the event, the book will be sent to your address.Also know: Please note the speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.