Climate Change and Security – A Round Up

A new (unfortunately classified) report on climate and security is out from the NIC. While we wait for the details to become available, here is a brief round up of other climate-security reports from the last few years to tide you over.

[UPDATE: Apparently the report was classified at the lowest level due to its rather harsh appraisals of some foreign governments’ ability to handle future climate crises- that is to say that the classification had more to do with diplomatic tact than intelligence sensitivity, which makes sense as the lion’s share of the background material was and is open source in the first place. In any case, NPR has the Statement of Record from Deputy Director Fingar to Congress.]

05/01/08 – Global Climate Change National Security Implications (SSI, US Army War College)

12/10/07 – World in Transition – Climate Change as a Security Risk (Germany – WBGU)

11/05/07 – The Age of Consequences: The Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Global Climate Change (also Winter ’08 – The Security Implications of Climate Change)

11/07 – Climate Change and National Security: An Agenda for Action (CFR)

05/09/07 – Climate Change: National Security Threats (Senate CFR)

04/16/07 – National Security and the Threat of Climate Change (CNA)

04/15/07 – Climate Change and Human Security (RADIX)

01/24/07 – Climate Change – The Global Security Impact; also Janes

09/21/06 – Climate Security: Risks and Opportunities for the Global Economy (CFR; transcript)

10/2003 – An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security – Imagining the Unthinkable (GBN)


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