News Story

Galloway Discusses Climate Change on Capitol Hill

Galloway Discusses Climate Change on Capitol Hill


On Thursday, March 13, 2014, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Research Professor Gerald Galloway addressed the national security impacts of climate change before the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change on Capitol Hill.

A retired U.S. Army brigadier general, Galloway was one of three military leaders invited to give expert insights on the topic. He was joined by retired Brigadier General Stephen Cheney, Chief Executive Officer of the American Security Project, and former Captain Jon Gensler, a Cambridge Leadership Associates consultant.

Each of the three discussed how climate change will act as a “threat multiplier” in the most volatile regions and will stress supplies and access to military installations around the world. Additionally, the Task Force explored how today’s military leaders are already taking steps to prepare for the enhanced security threat posed by climate change.

The event was live-streamed by ClimateNexus and is archived on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce website.

Founded in January 2014, the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change focuses on drawing congressional and public attention to climate change and developing effective policy responses to this urgent challenge. The current co-chairs are Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.).

March 13, 2014


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

Iribe Center Tour Brings Classroom Concepts to Life

CEE Transportation Experts Receive ITS World Congress Award

CEE Faculty, Alumna Receive Emerald Research Methodology Award

UMD Engineers Answer Questions about Record-Breaking Harvey, Flooding

Staff Spotlight: Alan Santos

Wind Engineers Complete Proof of Concept for New Structural Design Method

Yao, Yang Receive Education Award from the American Chemical Society Division of Agrochemicals

QUEST Students Tackle Brisbane Ferry Challenge

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts