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Implications for US National Security of Anticipated Climate Change

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Climate change is projected to produce more intense and frequent extreme weather events, multiple weather disturbances, along with broader climatological effects, such as sea level rise. These are almost certain to have significant direct and indirect social, economic, political, and security implications during the next 20 years. These effects will be especially pronounced as populations continue to concentrate in climate-vulnerable locales such as coastal areas, water-stressed regions, and ever-growing cities. These effects are likely to pose significant national security challenges for the United States over the next two decades, though models forecast the most dramatic effects further into the future.
Keywords: 
Climate Change, Climatological Effects, Cities, Future Security Environment
Country of publication: 
United States
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Publication date: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Number of pages: 
13