CIA Ends Climate Research Program After Obama Calls Climate Change a Security Risk

The CIA confirmed that its climate research program has ended — just days after President Obama called climate change “an immediate risk to our national security.”

Measurements of Earth Data for Environmental Analysis, or Medea, which began in the 1990s, allowed civilian scientists access to classified satellite data. The program was scrapped under former President George W. Bush, but reconstituted in 2010 under president Obama.

The CIA confirmed the cancellation of the program Thursday, news outlet Mother Jones reported.