Environmental Security: A Case Study of Climate Change

Published: August 2002

Authors: Elizabeth Chalecki

Pages: 10



From increases in infectious diseases and uncertainty in food markets to more frequent and intense natural disasters, increased CO2 emissions have the potential to destabilize economies and spark global conflict. This interdisciplinary paper uses climate change to illustrate the interdependent relationship between national security and environmental health. The report suggests that curbing the causes of climate change would serve the security interests of the United States and its global partners.