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On the Frontline of Climate Change: International Security Implications
"On the Frontline of Climate Change: International Security Implications" is a methodical study of the larger strategic ramifications of global warming.
It examines how climate change will impact on national and international security. Given that climate change can only be slowed but not stopped, the book contends that the subject should be elevated to a national-security issue. Given that the world has essentially three choices ? mitigation, adaptation and suffering ? the greater the mitigation that is done through concerted international action, the less the future suffering and need for adaptation. The book brings out that as the largest and most-populous continent, Asia is likely to bear the brunt of climate change, making it imperative to build greater institutional and organizational capacity on a national basis.
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|Author(s)||Brahma Chellaney, Heela Najibullah|
|Publisher||Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e V.|
|Place published||New Delhi|
|Date / Journal Vol No.||2007|
1 - ES and foreign and security policy (Mainstreaming environmental factors into foreign and security policy including energy and food security, and security related to other resources such as land, water, living marine resources, terrestrial biodiversity)
5 - ES risk and needs assessment and management
8 - Natural disasters and climate change mitigation and adaptation