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Global Climate Change and International Security

By Karas, Thomas H.

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Title: Global Climate Change and International Security  
Author: Karas, Thomas H.
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
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Karas, T. H. (n.d.). Global Climate Change and International Security. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Excerpt: On September 25 and 26, 2003, the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Advanced Concepts Group, working with the SNL Energy, Information, and Infrastructure Surety Division convened a workshop to explore “The Implications of Global Climate Change for International Security.” Visiting Sandia were a dozen experts in international environmental policy, environmental security, and international security (see Appendix I). Joining this group were 16-20 Sandia technical and managerial staff with relevant interests, knowledge, and responsibilities (see Appendix II).

Table of Contents
Contents Acknowledgments.................................................................................4 Contents.................................................................................................5 Foreword................................................................................................6 Executive Summary..............................................................................6 Three Scenarios.....................................................................................9 South Asia in 2020.....................................................................9 Rise of China in 2030................................................................9 Global Public Health and Trade Crisis in 2025.......................10 Climate Change: Gradual or Abrupt?.................................................11 First Order Effects of Climate Change...............................................14 Societal Impacts of Climate Change...................................................15 Water........................................................................................15 Agriculture...............................................................................16 Settlements and infrastructure..................................................17 Finance.....................................................................................17 Health.......................................................................................18 Economics................................................................................18 GHG Emission Reduction Efforts...........................................19 Sensitivity, Adaptability, and Vulnerability............................20 International Security Consequences..................................................21 Internal Conflict.......................................................................22 Poverty and Inequality.............................................................23 International Conflicts.............................................................23 National Resource Diversion...................................................24 Global Economic Decline........................................................24 International Realignments......................................................24 Reduction of Oil Dependence..................................................25 Research, Technology, and Policy Discussion...................................25 Research...................................................................................26 Policy and Technology Deployment Measures.......................27 Conclusion...........................................................................................27 Appendix I: Visiting Participants........................................................29 Appendix II: Sandia Participants........................................................32

 

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