Climate Change and National Security: Exploring the Connection
Written by Jeff Keuter, George C. Marshall Institute
The National Security Strategy defines the Obama Administration’s vision of the security interests of the United States and calls for actions designed to preserve those interests. The Quadrennial Defense Review identifies the strategic challenges as seen by the U.S. military. Together, through their references to climate change, both represent the culmination of a trend long in development— the institutionalization of environmentally-induced conflict as a U.S. security concern. This paper investigates the linkages between climate change and national security with the hope of finding the best way forward.
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