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October 2016

  • 4th October 2016 - Tuesday
  • St. Edwards University, Carter Auditorium
  • 3001 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX.

The Climate Change Challenge and Implications for National Security

On Tuesday evening October 4, the Kozmetsky Center and World Affairs Council of Austin will host U.S. Navy Admiral (Ret.) David W. Titley, Ph.D., Professor of Practice in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University.  While serving in the Pentagon, Admiral Titley initiated and led the U.S. Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change. After retiring from the Navy, Dr. Titley served as the deputy undersecretary of commerce for operations, the chief operating officer position at the…

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January 2018

World Spins Series: Freeze! Drought! Mudslide! Hurricane! Heat Wave! Managing Climate Change Now that the Feds Have Left the Room

The United States is the only country in the world opposed to the United National Climate Change accord. Despite President Trump’s decision to pull out of the agreement, Austin is taking a lead in tackling climate change, and we are fortunate to have a leading international expert on climate change to launch a new series, “World Spins.” The rest of the world, including China, India and the European Union, reaffirmed their commitments. Challenging the federal decision, 346 U.S. governors, mayors – including Austin’s own…

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April 2018

World Spins Series: National Security and Climate Change

    The second in a two-part series on the impact how changing weather patterns and public policy Despite President Trump’s stated intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, there is a consensus among U.S. military leaders included Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and even Chief of Staff John Kelly, that climate change poses a serious threat to national security. What are the implications — and who’s leading the charge? Dr. Josh Busby is an internationally-recognized expert on climate change…

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