The intersection of climate change, human migration, and conflict presents a unique challenge for U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century. These three factors are already beginning to combine in ways that undermine traditional understandings of national security and demand a rethink of traditional divisions between diplomacy, defense, and economic, social and environmental development policy abroad.
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Panetta: ‘Climate Change Has a Dramatic Impact on National Security’ Article

Panetta: ‘Climate Change Has a Dramatic Impact on National Security’

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed concern about the defense and development impacts of climate change at a recent Environmental Defense Fund event, writes Arpita Bhattacharyya.

Arpita Bhattacharyya

Climate Is a Security Issue Article
A young Papua New Guinean girl, who is believed to have contracted malaria, sleeps on the front porch of her bayside shack. Scientists report that malaria will begin spreading to new areas as the climate warms. (AP/David Longstreath)

Climate Is a Security Issue

Recent Defense Department reports show that the agency is not yet speaking with one voice on climate security like it should be, writes Laura Conley.

Laura Conley