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Managing Complex Risk in a Time of Unprecedented Changes

DHMAThis is an excerpt from an article published yesterday in The Mark News.

By FRANCESCO FEMIA AND CAITLIN WERRELL
Co-Founders of the Center for Climate and Security

The greatest migration since World War II continues. Refugees are flowing in record numbers from around the world. It is a humanitarian crisis of the highest order. The cause of this migration is often war and conflict. However, that explanation only begins to scratch the surface. The 21st century is a time of increasing social, political and economic complexity – a time when the pace of change is straining the capacity of governments to keep up. One such complexity involves unprecedented stress on natural resources as a result of climate change, demographic pressures, and the inability (or unwillingness) of governments to manage those changes. Within this context, the likelihood of governance breakdowns, including state instability and mass migration, is already increasing. Given future climate and population projections, those breakdowns could, in the absence of comprehensive, preventive actions, get a lot worse.

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