“Climate Change and the Future of Security” @ Graduate Institute of Peace Studies

Kyung Hee University Graduate Institute of Peace Studies

(Gwangneung Campus)

 

 

Emanuel Pastreich

 

“Climate Change and the Future of Security”

 

What are the long-term implications of climate change for the concept of security? Although the military discusses the impact of climate change on combat and the role that climate change plays in increasing conflicts, few have gone as far as to say that the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change should be the primary role for the military. But is such an assumption so far-fetched? This talk considers the issues involved and proposes a concrete proposal for a new security regime in East Asia which assumes climate change to be the overwhelmingly important security challenge. For example, the long-term threat from North Korea is not its nuclear weapons program or its missiles, but rather the spread of deserts and the degradation of its soil and water.

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

3:00 PM -4:30 PM

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