[c]limate change can reasonably be expected to increase the frequency and intensity of a variety of potentially disruptive environmental events-slowly at first, but then more quickly. It is prudent to expect to be surprised by the way in which these events may cascade, or have far-reaching effects. Over the coming decade, some climate-related events will produce consequences that exceed the capacity of affected societies or global systems to manage; these may have global security implications. Although focused on events outside the United States, Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis recommends a range of research and policy actions to create a whole-of-government approach to increasing understanding of complex and contingent connections between climate and security, and to inform choices about adapting to and reducing vulnerability to climate change.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
National Academies Report Released: Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis
Recently, the National Academies Press (NAP) released a report edited by John D. Steinbruner, Paul C. Stern, and Jo L. Husbands; and produced by the Committee on Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Social and Political Stresses; Board on Environmental Change and Society; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; and the National Research Council titled, Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis (2012). The 238-page final report available with a one-time registration, discusses how,