This summer, which was globally as hot as no summer before, made many people immediately feel the impacts that the climate has on their safety. Additionally, military conflict results in ecological disasters such as the dam break in Nova Kakhovka in Ukraine. This had devastating consequences for humans and ecosystems in a country already marked by war. These two examples demonstrate how the issues of environment and security are interconnected.
In his entry for the Wilson Center’s blog New Security Beat IFSH researcher Anselm Vogler discusses why climate change is a security issue that can be hardly addressed by traditional security policy approaches and how national security strategies around the globe address it.
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