Please join the Mines Global Energy Future Initiative and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy, Retired, presenting a webinar titled Climate Change and National Security: The Need to Address a Growing Global Threat on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 11:00am – 12:00pm (MT).
Climate change presents a direct and multi-faceted threat to U.S. national security. This serious challenge must be fully addressed in our national security strategy, defense plans and economic priorities at the highest levels across government. United States leadership at home and effective engagement with allies and partners abroad is essential to create a sense of urgency and a coordinated approach to develop adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Admiral Dennis McGinn served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment from 2013 to 2017. He was on active duty in the United States Navy for 35 years attaining the rank of Vice Admiral and serving as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations and Commander of the U.S. Third Fleet.
Admiral McGinn is former President/CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy and presently serves as a trustee on the board of RMI and on the board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute, Willdan Group, and Customer First Renewables. He is a senior strategic advisor for enterprise digitalization company C3.ai, as well as for the Center for Climate Security, Lee Enterprise Consultants, and the energy institutes at Colorado State University and Georgia Tech.