In this new Policy Outlook, Institute President Jeff Kueter considers claims that climate change will result in conflict. Recently the State and Defense Departments have reiterated their belief that environmental factors can precipitate armed conflict and the IPCC 5th Assessment Report endorses this view. Drawing on his 2012 study of the issue, Kueter evaluates the claims and […]
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Does a changing climate pose national security problems for the United States? This question is answered increasingly “yes.” And, with that affirmative answer, strategies, programs, and budgets are changing with significant implications for the future. In summary, efforts to link climate change to the deterioration of U.S. national security rely on improbable scenarios, imprecise and […]
The national low carbon fuel standard will not result in significant improvements for U.S. national security, preferentially supports fuels that have significant costs, limitations, and environmental consequences of their own, and precludes the use of readily available fuels.