Security and Climate Change

Security and Climate Change

Source: Global Environmental Change, 2003

Author(s): Jon Barnett

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 01/10/2017


Despite it being the most studied and arguably most profound of global environmental change problems, there is relatively little research that explores climate change as a security issue. This paper systematically explores the range of possible connections between climate change and security, including national security considerations, human security concerns, military roles, and a discussion of the widely held assumption that climate change may trigger violent conflict. The paper explains the ways in which climate change is a security issue. It includes in its discussion issues to do with both mitigation and adaptation of climate change.


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