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Unprepared For The Rising Sea

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Adm. Paul Zukunft, the U.S. Coast Guard commandant speaks to the media during a summit of coast guard leaders from arctic nations at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on October 30, 2015 in New London, Connecticut.
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In the coming decades, humanity will be forced to respond to the devastating consequences of global climate change, and on the front lines of that response will be the United States Coast Guard. But are we prepared? In this episode of The SCIF, Juliette speaks with Admiral Paul Zukunft, the commandant of the US Coast Guard, about the Coast Guard's role in keeping America safe today, and our lack of preparation for the enormous emerging threats posed by a melting Arctic, rising sea levels, and more powerful storm systems.

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