Climate Security Reports
- US DOE Report on US Greenhouse Emissions
DesMogBlog.com Dec 3 2008
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released its 2007 Greenhouse Gas Emissions report, outlining the the latest trends in US energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions: Total greenhouse gas emissions in 2007 were 1.4 percent higher than in 2006.
- World Energy Outlook
International Energy Agency IEA Nov 12 2008
The world’s energy system is at a crossroads. Current global trends in energy supply and consumption are patently unsustainable — environmentally, economically, socially. But that can — and must —be altered; there’s still time to change the road we’re on.
- New Report: Green Investment Will Yield Two Million New Jobs in Two Years
Natural Resources Defense Council Sep 9 2008
Investing in clean energy would create four times as many jobs as spending the same amount of money within the oil industry.
- The Incidence of U.S. Climate Policy
Resources for the Future Sep 1 2008
Distributing carbon permit or tax revenues equally among U.S. residents would widen the already yawning income gap between rich and poor.
- Coal and Oil Spending Massively to Influence Elections
Public Campaign Action Fund Aug 18 2008
As the 2008 presidential election heads into the final stretch, it is clearer than ever before that American energy policy is at a crossroads.
- G-8 Climate Scorecard Shows U.S. in Last
World Wildlife Fund Jul 3 2008
The U.S. has done the least among the world's eight largest economies to address global warming.
- Scientific Assessment Captures Effects of a Changing Climate on Extreme Weather Events in North America
North American Atmospheric Administration Jun 19 2008
The U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research released a scientific assessment that provides the first comprehensive analysis of observed and projected changes in weather and climate extremes in North America and U.S. territories. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change previously evaluated extreme weather and climate events on a global basis in this same context. However, there has not been a specific assessment across North America prior to this report.
- Scientific Assessment of the Effects of Global Warming on the United States
U.S. Climate Change Science Program Various authors May 29 2008
The report analyzes the effects of global climate change on natural and human environments, agriculture, water, social systems, energy, transportation, and health in the United States vis-a-vis global climate change.
- The Cost of Climate Change: What We'll Pay if Global Warming Continues Unchecked
National Resources Defense Council Ackerman, Stanton May 1 2008
The 80 percent reduction in U.S. emissions needed to stop climate change may not come cheaply, but the cost of failing to act will be much greater. See the NRDC cost chart showing the numbers.
- Melting Mountain Glaciers Will Shrink Grain Harvests in China and India
Earth Policy Institute Brown Mar 20 2008
The world has never faced such a predictably massive threat to food production as that posed by the melting mountain glaciers of Asia.
- A Climate of War – The Impact of the Iraq War on Climate Change
Oil Change International Kretzmann Mar 19 2008
The report examines often ignored costs of the war in terms climate change impacts. Among its findings are that the projected total US spending on the Iraq war could cover all of the global investments in renewable power generation that are needed between now and 2030 in order to halt current warming trends.
- Paper from the High Representative and the European Commission to the European Council
European Commission to the European Council European Commission Mar 14 2008
This report finds that the risks posed by climate change are real and its impacts are already taking place. Investment in mitigation as well as in ways to adapt to the unavoidable should go hand in hand with addressing the international security threats created by climate change; both should be viewed as part of preventive security policy.
- The Security Implications of Climate Change
Center for American Progress Podesta, Odgen Jan 1 2008
As a result of climate change people and nations will be threatened by massive food and water shortages, devastating natural disasters, and deadly disease outbreaks. It is critical that policymakers do all they can to prevent the domino of the first major climate change consequence, whether it be food scarcity or the outbreak of disease, from falling.
- The Budgets Compared: Military vs. Climate Security
Foreign Policy in Focus, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies Pemberton Jan 1 2008
The Federal Government is spending dramatically more on the military than it is on the national security threat of climate change.
- The Age of Consequences
Center for a New American Security Campbell, Gulledge, McNeill, Podesta, Ogden, Fuerth, Woolsy, Lennon, Smith, Weitz and Mix Nov 1 2007
Global climate change poses not only environmental hazards but profound risks to planetary peace and stability as well including at a minimum include increased disease proliferation; tensions caused by large-scale migration; and conflict sparked by resource scarcity.
- Climate Change and National Security: An Agenda for Action
Council on Foreign Relations Press Busby Nov 1 2007
Recognizing that some climate change is inevitable, Joshua Busby proposes a portfolio of feasible and affordable policy options to reduce the vulnerability of the United States and other countries to the predictable effects of climate change.
- National Security and the Threat of Climate Change
CNA Corporation Sullivan, Bowman, Farrell, Gaffney, Kern, Lopez, Pilling, Prueher, Truly, Wald, Zinni Apr 1 2007
This report, signed by five retired generals and six retired admirals, describes Global climate change as a new and very different type of national security challenge that poses grave implications for our national security. They describe it as a threat multiplier for instability in some of the most volatile regions of the world and the U.S. should begin now to deal with it.
- Global Climate Change: National Security Implications
U.S. Army War College and Triangle Institute for Security Studies Johnson Mar 31 2007
Climate change is underway and will have national security impacts that must be anticipated, evaluated, and neutralized to the greatest degree possible.
- Climate Security: Risks and Opportunities for the Global Economy
Council on Foreign Relations Sep 21 2006
Transcript from Council on Foreign Relations regarding Climate Change
- Climate security is energy security
WWF International Thomas Jul 11 2006
The link between climate security and energy security cannot be underplayed, according to WWF.
- The Stern Review: The Economics of Climate Change
HM Treasury of UK Various Authors Jan 15 2006
This British report reviews a wide range of economic impacts and concludes that "the benefits of strong and early action far outweigh the economic costs of not acting."
- An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security
GBN Global Business Network Schwartz Oct 1 2003
This report was prepared for the Department of Defense. The purpose of this report is to imagine the unthinkable -- to push the boundaries of current research on climate change so we may better understand the potential implications on United States national security.
- The Project on Environment, Population and Security
The Project on Environment, Population and Security Jul 1 1997
Series of case studies prepared by The Project on Environment, Population and Security of situations where environmental degradation has led to conflict and economic instability