Climate change is projected to produce more intense and frequent extreme weather events, multiple weather disturbances, along with broader climatological effects, such as sea level rise. These are almost certain to have significant direct and indirect social, economic, political, and security implications during the next 20 years. These effects will be especially pronounced as populations continue to concentrate in climate-vulnerable locales such as coastal areas, water-stressed regions, and ever-growing cities.
This report by Australia’s Centre For Policy Development (CPD) outlines vital actions Australia’s defence establishment can take now to manage climate security risks prudently.
The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States. A Climate Risk Assessment for the United States.
National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces. THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS. Washington, D.C.