Rocket Soot Emissions and Climate Change

Rocket Soot Emissions and Climate Change Scientists at The Aerospace Corporation have been studying the effects of rocket launch emissions on the atmosphere in anticipation of growing trends in space launch activities. Martin Ross If the space transport industry grows significantly in coming years, whether by tourists traveling to space or crew and cargo heading […]  More »

The Adaptation of Tactical Imaging Spectrometry to Applications in Earth Science

The Adaptation of Tactical Imaging Spectrometry to Applicationsin Earth Science Long-wave infrared imagery is being applied to Earth observation activities in anticipation of future needs to assess climate change impacts around the globe and assist the national security community in defining future observational requirements. David M. Tratt and George J. Scherer There is increasing awareness […]  More »

Simulation Analysis of Resource Depletion and Climate Change Trends

Simulation Analysis of Resource Depletion and Climate Change Trends Aerospace researchers are studying combined climate change models and creating simulation studies to assist the military in planning for future trends and potential world crises. Michael J. Baxter U.S. national security is increasingly being threatened by a number of global trends. These include climate change, pollution, […]  More »

A Call to Action

A Call to Action Severe weather and worsening environmental conditions will be detrimental to the performance and readiness of military operations at home and abroad. Additionally, the effects of climate change will be felt simultaneously by allies, potential adversaries, and unstable governments around the globe. Deployed U.S. forces could find that their capabilities are degraded […]  More »

The Climate Change Threat: How Does It Differ from Conventional Threats?

The Climate Change Threat: How Does It Differ from Conventional Threats? It is not coming from a conventional (human) adversary. As a result, it cannot be deterred or fought by conventional means, such as building weapons, installing traditional early warning systems, or employing diplomacy. Rather, deterrence requires technological breakthroughs coupled with alteration of societal practices […]  More »

Climate Change and National Security: Implications for Space Systems

Climate Change and National Security: Implications for Space Systems The effects of climate change constitute an unprecedented threat to global security and military readiness. What, if anything, can the space community do to prepare? James A. Vedda The United States has spent the last several decades configuring its security establishment to confront ideological foes with […]  More »