The Climate of Insecurity

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 concludes again that the linkage between climate and conflict is overstated.

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