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On March 17, 2021, Sherri Goodman, Fellow of the Polar Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program, testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on Climate Change, National Security, and the Arctic.


Sherri Goodman

Sherri Goodman

Senior Fellow, Polar Institute and Environmental Change & Security Program;
Former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security)
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