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The Resource Climate and social stress : implications for security analysis, Committee on Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Social and Political Stresses, Board on Environmental Change and Society, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council ; John D. Steinbruner, Paul C. Stern, and Jo L. Husbands, editors

Climate and social stress : implications for security analysis, Committee on Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Social and Political Stresses, Board on Environmental Change and Society, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council ; John D. Steinbruner, Paul C. Stern, and Jo L. Husbands, editors

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Climate and social stress : implications for security analysis
Title
Climate and social stress
Title remainder
implications for security analysis
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Committee on Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Social and Political Stresses, Board on Environmental Change and Society, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council ; John D. Steinbruner, Paul C. Stern, and Jo L. Husbands, editors
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eng
Summary
  • Climate change as a national security concern. -- Climate change, vulnerability and national security: a conceptual framework. -- Potentially disruptive climate events. -- How climate events can lead to social and political stresses. -- Climate events and national security outcomes. -- Methods for assessing national security threats. -- References. -- Appendixes
  • In recent years, with the accumulation of scientific evidence indicating that the global climate is moving outside the bounds of past experience and can be expected to put new stresses on societies around the world, the U.S. intelligence and security communities have begun to examine a variety of plausible scenarios through which climate change might pose or alter security risks. As this study developed we focused our efforts in three specific ways. First, we focused on social and political stresses outside the United States because such stresses are the main focus of the intelligence community. Second, we concentrated on security risks that might arise from situations in which climate events (e.g., droughts, heat waves, or storms) have consequences that exceed the capacity of affected countries or populations to cope and respond. This focus led us to exclude, for example, climate events that might directly affect the ability of the U.S. military to conduct its missions or that might contribute directly to international competition or conflict (e.g., over sea lanes or natural resources in the Arctic). We also excluded the security implications of policies that countries might undertake to protect themselves from perceived threats of climate change (e.g., geoengineering to reduce global warming or buying foreign agricultural land to ensure domestic food supplies). These kinds of climate-security connections could prove highly significant and deserve further study and analysis. They could also interact with the connections that are our main focus; for example, an action such as buying foreign agricultural land might go almost unnoticed at first, only creating a crisis when the country where the land is located experiences a crop failure it cannot manage with imports. Third, we concentrated on the relatively near term by emphasizing climate-driven security risks that call for action by the intelligence community within the coming decade either to respond to security threats or to anticipate them. Although these choices of focus helped bound our study, they left it with some notable limitations
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N$T
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363.738740973
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illustrations
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no index present
LC call number
QC981.8.C5
LC item number
C58 2013eb
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1941-
  • 1944-
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  • Steinbruner, John D.
  • Stern, Paul C.
  • Husbands, Jo L
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
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  • National security
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • National security
  • United States
Label
Climate and social stress : implications for security analysis, Committee on Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Social and Political Stresses, Board on Environmental Change and Society, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council ; John D. Steinbruner, Paul C. Stern, and Jo L. Husbands, editors
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-177)
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multicolored
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rdacontent
Contents
Climate change as a national security concern -- Climate change, vulnerability, and national security : a conceptual framework -- Potentially disruptive climate events -- How climate events can lead to social and political stresses -- Climate events and antional security outcomes -- Methods for assessing national security threats
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893439508
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9780309278577
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2012277156
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(OCoLC)893439508
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Climate and social stress : implications for security analysis, Committee on Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Social and Political Stresses, Board on Environmental Change and Society, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council ; John D. Steinbruner, Paul C. Stern, and Jo L. Husbands, editors
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-177)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Climate change as a national security concern -- Climate change, vulnerability, and national security : a conceptual framework -- Potentially disruptive climate events -- How climate events can lead to social and political stresses -- Climate events and antional security outcomes -- Methods for assessing national security threats
Control code
893439508
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 238 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309278577
Lccn
2012277156
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)893439508

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