RUSI JournalVolume 158Issue 3members only

Climate Change: New Dimensions of Environmental Security


Recent natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy are just one more reminder of the urgency of the environmental security challenges facing policy-makers today

Climate change has added new impetus and urgency to the long-running discussion of environmental security, leading to an emphasis on the overall transformation of planetary systems. In this article, Simon Dalby argues that this requires consideration of three themes in particular: urban vulnerabilities to extreme events; the unforeseen social and political consequences of adaptation and mitigation efforts; and the possibilities of geo-engineering. Furthermore, given the

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