Despite its vast potential to shape the global security environment, climate change remains underrepresented in national security curricula, including professional military education institutions. This article draws on the authors’ experience leading the first climate security course offered at the National War College to illustrate a viable approach to building climate literacy among national security practitioners and related audiences. This article describes the course structure, explains the key topics discussed, and highlights essential pedagogical considerations for teaching climate security to rising strategic leaders and professional audiences. The authors intend for their experience to provide a roadmap for other instructors who seek to incorporate global climate change into their national security or political science courses at all academic levels.
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No. 5 Integrating Climate Change Into Professional Military Education