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Global environmental change and human security

Global environmental change and human security

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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Global environmental change -- Social aspects,
  • Human beings -- Effect of environment on,
  • Security, International -- Environmental aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Richard A. Matthew ... [et al.].
    ContributionsMatthew, Richard Anthony.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGE149 .G553 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23192070M
    ISBN 109780262013406, 9780262513081
    LC Control Number2009011078

    Some are beginning to assess what is being done, as well as what can and should be done in the near future. Small Arrow By bringing people back into the security discourse, this superb collection of essays provides an important reminder Global environmental change and human security book the centrality of individuals and communities for fostering both security and sustainable development. The spread of nuclear energy, espoused by somewill cause another set of security implications, such as safety, the proliferation of nuclear technology, and the risk of the spread of nuclear material to groups that support terrorism. In chapters that are both academically rigorous and policy relevant, the book discusses the connections of global environmental change to urban poverty, natural disasters with a case study of Hurricane Katrinaviolent conflict with a study of the decade-long Nepalese civil warpopulation, gender, and development. The supply factors have created the preconditions for life while human behavior and economic consumption patterns have also contributed to its challenges increase in extreme weather events and fatal outcomes for human beings and society.

    Environmental issues were also to be considered in regional diplomacy. Climate change will likely increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather events. If temperatures continue to rise, we can expect an additionalbattle deaths by the year in sub-Saharan Africa, argued Marshall B. Target 7B is about the security of fisheries on which many people depend for food. Adaptation will become necessary, for many developing countries the only solution. Climate change is a fact.

    The Environmental Dimensions of National Security. Among these actions is a recognition that the Arctic Ocean may have ice-free summers by the s, and the military will need to be able to operate in an Arctic where permafrost is melting and access to mineral and energy resources and navigation is growing. Arthur H. The issues of human security and conflict in relation to climate change have evolved to a place where they now constitute a recognized and important component in the climate change conversation, and are being addressed in a diverse range of fora through meetings, reports and changes in policy. The series editor welcomes brief concept outlines and original manuscripts as proposals. The book makes clear the inadequacy of traditional understandings of security and shows how global environmental change is raising new, unavoidable questions of human insecurity, conflict, cooperation, and sustainable development.


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Such alarmist claims arouse interest among international organisations and national agencies dealing with security issues, ranging from national governments and their intelligence communities to international bodies, such as the United Nations Security Council. The material should address issues Global environmental change and human security book global change including climate change, desertification, deforestationand its impacts on humankind natural hazards and disasterson environmentally-induced migration, on crises and conflicts, as well as for cooperative strategies to cope with these challenges either locally or in the framework of international organizations and regimes.

By taking this decision in favour of a leader who has done a great deal to create awareness on c- mate change, and a body that assesses all scientific aspects of climate change and disseminates the result of its findings, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has clearly drawn the link between climate change and peace in the world.

Department of Energy established environmental security research centers. In the introductory chapter the editors of the book trace the evolution of recent thinking about the relationship between people, the environment and security towards an increasing recognition that there are a wider range of risks to the sovereign integrity of the state than just that of military invasion.

The double exposure framework not only sheds light on the dangers associated with these two global processes, but also reveals possibilities for using the interactions to generate opportunities for positive action.

Global Environmental Change and Human Security

We ignore these values at our peril. While the security dimension of climate change is more evident than ever, the issue is still not being addressed by the international climate regime, nor does it have any legal force or backing. The series editor welcomes brief concept outlines and original manuscripts as proposals.

In terms of international affairs, when whole small island states are submerged, this poses questions of national sovereignty loss. Arthur H.

Linking the environment and energy as issues of national security, the George W. This Global environmental change and human security book is not for those who want easy answers to the relationship between global environmental change and human security.

Even if we stabilise the flow of CO2 to the atmosphere we cannot avoid an increasing stock of CO2. However, countries, organizations and various studies and reports are continuing to highlight the issue, and some countries are making changes to their national policies to accommodate these concerns and threats.

For example, if the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica break away from the land into the oceans, sea-level rise will disrupt lives, provoking mass migrations. Consumer preferences are important, from shifting eating habits and the consumption of less meat to energy-efficient household appliances.

In addition, according to the report, increased flooding in low-lying urban areas, such as Dhaka, Jakarta and Mumbai, could lead to unprecedented levels of dislocation and mass migration, exerting more pressure on infrastructure and resources. Ehrlich, P. A real threat are heat waves.

Environmental Protection Agency drew up an environmental security strategy entitled Strengthening National Security through Environmental Protection,4 which focused on environmental issues that could have threatened U. The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules About this book The year could perhaps accurately be described as the year when climate change finally received the attention that this challenge deserves globally.

Throughout much of the s, the focus was on how to phase out the use of ozone-depleting substances and how to address cross-border contamination issues ranging from air pollution to wastewater.

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The focus then was on regional cooperation between countries to prevent transnational environmental crime such as overfishing and illegal loggingto promote communication among stakeholders, and to better understand and address the Global environmental change and human security book of environmental catastrophe recognizing, for example, that a flood that disrupts agricultural production, spreads disease, destroys infrastructure, and forces mass human migrations across national borders is more than a short-term localized event and may spawn serious long-term threats to U.

There is indeed consensus that nuclear power is a relatively low-cost option providing close to zero-emissions energy and has the capacity to provide significant amounts of energy.

Photo: Rembcc. While today security is widely recognized as a legitimate concern in relation to climate change and is being addressed in various fora and international organizations, as mentioned, security-related concerns have yet to make their way into the formal climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC, the only global Global environmental change and human security book to address climate change.

In addition, some transboundary impacts, such as on water resources, can increase rivalries. Rachel Carson 's well-known book Silent Spring was one of the extraordinary publications of that time and brought greater degree of environmental awareness among ordinary people by warning them of the dangers to all natural systems including animals and food chain from the misuse of chemical pesticides such as DDT.

An example is Honduras, where inin the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch, an additional 30, cases of malaria were reported. Perhaps reflecting these challenges, countries, such as the United Kingdom, who have benefited from nuclear energy, have not commissioned new nuclear power plants.Jun 26,  · Extract.

Edward Page 1 INTRODUCTION The phenomenon of global environmental change (that is, of natural and human induced changes in the Earth’s environment, affecting land use and land cover, biodiversity, atmospheric composition and climate) raises a number of interesting questions for scholars of political science and international galisend.com by: Global Environmental Change is a peer-reviewed international journal publishing high quality, theoretically and empirically rigorous articles, which advance knowledge about the human and policy dimensions of global environmental change.

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The chapters in this section of the book focus on four components that are important for projecting the future contributions and sustainability of fish .