Policy Analysis

Battling the Elements: The security threat of climate change

By Alec Crawford, Oli Brown on December 11, 2009

Addressing climate change is about more than arctic ice and biodiversity. It is becoming increasingly clear that action on our emissions now may shape our security in the future. But it is a shared challenge, beyond the capacity of any one country to tackle on its own. This commentary lays out the extent of the security challenge of climate change and argues that if we are aware of the potential threats, then we are in a better position to prevent them.