Exclusive: The CIA Is Shuttering a Secretive Climate Research Program

Polar bears approach the submarine USS Honolulu near the North Pole. US Navy Photo By Chief Yeoman/ZUMA

Scientists used the Medea program to study how global warming could worsen conflict. Now that project has come to an end.

Obama: Climate Deniers in Congress Are Undermining Our Troops

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

“Politicians who care about military readiness ought to care about this too.”

The Science of Why Republicans Are Dead Wrong About Climate Change and National Security

Rebels prepare a mortar cannon to shell regime forces in Aleppo, Syria. Karam Almasri/ZUMA

New research links climate change to Syria’s devastating civil war.

Pentagon: We Could Soon Be Fighting Climate Wars

The submarine USS Annapolis breaks through three feet of ice in the Arctic Ocean during an exercise in 2009. A report today from the Pentagon calls for an increased US military presence in the Arctic. Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones/Navy Visual News Service/AP

New report signals an “evolution” in Pentagon’s approach to climate change.

Global Warming Could Cause 50 Percent Increase in Violent Conflict

Syrian rebels reposition in May. Medyan Dairieh/ZUMAPress

Scientists see fresh evidence of a strong link between climate change and violence.

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