Climate Change and Security

Mershon Center Speaker Series

Climate Change and Security: What Do We Know?

3:30 - 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Avenue, Room 120

Joshua Busby, an associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin, will present this lecture for the Mershon Center Speaker Series. While the modern literature on environmental security dates back to the late 1980s, the study of climate change and security began in the mid 2000s. After nearly fifteen years of study, what do we know about the links between climate change and security? Answering this question requires a conceptual understanding of what we mean by security, dis-aggregating the many processes affected by climate change, and the causal pathways between climate and security outcomes. Present at the creation of this new field, Busby draws on his own research and the wider research findings to discuss where we are, where this literature is headed, and what might be done to address the real security consequences associated with climate change.

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