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Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict: by Jürgen Scheffran, Michael Brzoska, Hans Günter Brauch, Peter

By Jürgen Scheffran, Michael Brzoska, Hans Günter Brauch, Peter Michael Link, Janpeter Schilling

Severe droughts, harmful floods and mass migration: weather swap is changing into a focus for safety and clash learn and a problem for the world’s governance buildings. yet how serious are the safety hazards and clash potentials of weather switch? may well international warming set off a series of occasions resulting in monetary decline, social unrest and political instability? What are the causal relationships among source shortage and violent clash? This e-book brings jointly overseas specialists to discover those questions utilizing in-depth case reviews from around the globe. in addition, the authors speak about recommendations, associations and cooperative ways to stabilize the climate-society interaction.

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Since 1989, and increasingly since 2000, several studies have argued that the projected impacts of temperature increase, sea level rise, and natural hazards will most likely pose severe societal and political challenges for the affected regions and countries that may possibly lead to multiple security problems. These may force people to migrate, protest, and rebel, and in the worst case this may lead to small-scale violence and to resource conflicts. 2 Climate Change and National Security In the middle of the last decade, the securitization of climate change also reached the traditional securitizing actors, namely the national defence ministries, the military establishments, and the intelligence community.

7 CLISEC conducts multidisciplinary research and education on the potential security risks, social instabilities, and conflicts induced by climate change, and on possible strategies for international cooperation, conflict management, and sustainable peace. Current research focuses on the development of data and modelling tools suitable for assessing and stabilizing climate-society interaction at global and local scales, with a specific emphasis on regional climate hot spots. 1). This book is based on selected papers that were presented at this conference and were evaluated by at least two anonymous peer reviewers and carefully revised and approved by the responsible co-editor.

G. through refugee flows, ethnic links, environmental resource flows, or arms exports. g. g. nuclear power, bioenergy, geo-engineering). analysis of the linkages between climate change, human security, and violent conflict, and have made this multidisciplinary volume possible. 2 From the Holocene to the Anthropocene: Climate Variability vs. Anthropogenic Change8 In earth history, the Holocene began with the end of the glacial period about 12,000 years ago, which led to the onset of major human progress and the development of advanced civilizations in the Mediterranean, China, India, and Mesoamerica.

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