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NRC: Implications of Abrupt Climate Change for National Security and the U.S. Military

800px-Hurricane_Sandy_NYPD_FDR_Flood_2012_2The National Research Council just released an updated report, Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises, on the issue of abrupt climatic change, potential impacts of these changes and tipping points that can be triggered by gradual changes in the climate.  The report’s introduction states, “The fundamental concerns with abrupt change include those of speed — faster changes leave less time for adaptation, either economically or ecologically — and of magnitude — larger changes require more adaptation and generally have greater impact.” These are also the concerns that keep security practitioners up at night. (more…)

Climate Change and Security in South Asia

760px-Asia_Koppen_MapWe have spent a lot of time over the last week focusing on climate change and instability in the Middle East and North Africa.  For a change of pace, and geography, here is a quick glimpse of some recent developments in South Asia. (more…)

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