Climate Change and the Politics of Military Bases
Source: Global Environmental Politics, 2018
Author(s): Jeff D. Colgan
Peace and Security Operations,
Weapons, Waste, and Pollution
How does climate change affect the politics of military bases? The United States alone has hundreds of overseas bases that require continuous coordination with host governments. I argue that climate change can create knock-on environmental problems associated with a base’s infrastructure or waste. Those knock-on problems create a mix of...