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Global Warming Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg
The Cold War shaped world politics for half a century. But global warming may shape the patterns of global conflict for much longer than that and help spark clashes that will be, in every sense of the word, hot wars.
We're used to thinking of climate change as an environmental problem, not a military one, but it's long past time to alter that mindset. Climate change may mean changes in Western lifestyles, but in some parts of the world, it will mean far more.
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|Author(s)||James R. Lee|
|Publisher||The Washington Post|
|Place published||Washington, D.C.|
|Date / Journal Vol No.||4 January 2009|
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
6 - Environmental conflict prevention and resolution
8 - Natural disasters and climate change mitigation and adaptation