posted by Andrew Holland on March 11, 2014 at 10:28 am
Climate change is a national security threat that America’s military, and militaries around the world are taking seriously. Find out the facts here.
posted by Andrew Holland on March 6, 2014 at 1:01 pm
A briefing note on the Ukraine Crisis and the Geopolitics of Energy – click to find out the facts and way forward the United States could take.
posted by Nathan Alvarado-Castle on March 6, 2014 at 9:49 am
This phenomenon of proliferating threats is known as a ‘threat multiplier’ and has become closely associated with global climate change.
posted by Andrew Holland on March 5, 2014 at 5:01 pm
I have seen a number of commentators over the last few days say that the American shale gas revolution means that the U.S. could simply announce new LNG exports and that would undercut Russian gas. That is overstated.
posted by Consensus for American Security on March 4, 2014 at 4:35 pm
Secretary of State John Kerry recently gave a speech in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he compared climate change to other transnational security threats such as “terrorism, epidemics, poverty, [and] the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.” But the U.S. military was already there.
posted by Paul Hamill on March 4, 2014 at 4:14 pm
The pressures caused by climate change will influence resource competition while placing additional burdens on economies, societies, and governance institutions around the world. These effects are threat multipliers that will aggravate stressors abroad such as poverty, environmental degradation, political instability, and social tensions – conditions that can enable terrorist activity and other forms of violence.