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2 ASU experts join climate change national security panel

Climate change likely will spark a variety of national security challenges.

Last week, two ASU experts joined a new national Climate Security Roundtable to assess and address those risks for the Climate Security Advisory Council.

Experts predict rising drought and crop failure will raise global tensions, trigger border conflicts and create more than 140 million climate refugees by 2050.

It's a grim national security picture. Helping to fill it in: Nadya Bliss, director of ASU's Global Security Initiative, and Vernon Morris, director of ASU's School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences.

Bliss, an expert in disinformation and cybersecurity, is also incoming chair of DARPA's Information Science and Technology Study Group.

Morris directed NOAA's Center for Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology for 18 years, where he worked on translating observations into predictions and decision tools. 

Nicholas Gerbis was a senior field correspondent for KJZZ’s Arizona Science Desk from 2016 to 2024.