When it comes to explaining how climate change will harm future civilization, many media outlets (including this one) tend to focus on hurricanes or rising sea levels.
Recently, I wrote a piece on water insecurity as a climate-related threat; now I will discuss food scarcity and broader resource scarcity, mostly as related to agriculture, oil and minerals. Such scarcity has a high potential to cause conflict. The U.S.
Every year, the Global Futures Forum (GFF) provides a platform to engage in strategic-level dialogue and research to better understand and anticipate transnational threats.
John Light: What’s been going on with Syria’s water resources over the past several years?
The planes from Johannesburg to Mozambique's airports of Maputo, Tete and Pemba are full of business people these days.
Several high-profile reports in the last few months have suggested that climate change and natural resource scarcity contributed to the events that have rocked the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) since December 2010.
In February 2011, an international summit in Bonn, Germany officially approved the building of a pan-African Great Green Wall (GGW) in support of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
The National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), Tuesday blamed the widespread insecurity in different parts of the country on the phenomenon of climate change.
The humanitarian crisis in Syria continues to evolve into one of the most severe complex emergencies in the global community. With 1,000,000 refugees and 4 million people in need of assistance, the Syrian conflict encompasses dimensions of geopolitics, culture, development and economics.
The Arab Spring and Climate Change. A Climate and Security Correlations Series. Washinton, DC: Center for American Progress/Stimson/The Center for Climate and Security.
Economic Impacts of Climate Change in the Southern Mediterranean. MEDPRO Technical Report No. 25.
Economics of Climate Change in the Arab World. Case Studies from the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, and the Republic of Yemen. Washington, DC: The World Bank.