The War College press release read as if the Army is in full agreement that man causes harmful climate change and the only debate now is how to fight it.
One hundred and ninety-three nations agreed a new treaty in Paris on December 12, 2015 that takes a fundamentally different approach from past agreements for motivating international collaboration on climate change. The new approach is built upon voluntary national commitments, commitments that are not binding in international law, and relies on a transparent reporting and review process to promote compliance.
Leary will compare the Paris Agreement with previous climate agreements and consider whether it lays a foundation that is up to the enormous challenge of limiting climate change. Dr. Leary will also discuss the evidence for human caused climate change, its human and environmental consequences, the need for international and transnational cooperation, and US options and strategies.
The U.S Army Heritage & Education Center is part of the U.S. Army War College. Both are located at the Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle. Dickinson College is also in Carlisle.