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[Climate Change] What happens when climatic change occurs? (2)

by Eco Generation | 13-05-2013 11:31 Comments 53 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

What happens when climatic change occurs? (2)

Climatic change is threatening global security


As explained earlier, climate change will bring about physical effects, such as rising sea level, drought, flood, and other extreme weather conditions. These effects will cause social and economic problems. Rising sea level will cause mass migrations and deteriorating weather will cause failure in crop cultivation. This change will cause competition for scarce resources, such as food and water resources. As a result, climate change will accelerate international anxiety and inflame a state of tension around the world.   

Poor harvest, uncontrolled migration (immigration), disputes around scarce resources, and increased incidence of diseases will threat every nation that has close interconnections through globalization. Nations who are prone to ethnic battles and scarcity of resources will cause more serious results because they are not capable of responding to the influence of climate change. Therefore, climate change will create new threats and will be a "danger enhancer" who expands the strained relations and weaknesses of the world. This is a concept of Climate Security that the climate change will trigger security threat.

"Climate Security," which can be an unfamiliar term to most of the people, is emerging as an important element in security strategy of advanced countries already. In 2009, security experts in the world have made an announcement that climate change is causing unprecedented crisis to the humanity and that this will make enormous influence on security.

Advanced countries, such as U.S and England, recognized such concern as a serious security threat element and have been putting actual effort to monitor and to handle the resulting disputes. CIA of United States established "The Center on Climate Change and National Security" and England appointed ambassador of climate energy security. Admiral Neil Morisetti, who has been serving the navy for the past 30 years, was appointed as an ambassador of climate energy security of England, and a navy getting appointed as an ambassador of climate security, not a specialist in climate change, represents how Ministry of Defense in England is recognizing climate change as a serious security issue.

The following video is an interview on Neil Morisetti about the relationship between climate change and security and importance of maneuver.  

Concerns on climate security are already happening in politically vulnerable countries. The reason for a massacre that happened in Sudan's Darfur was because of aggravated ethnic battle due to a severe drought from climate change. Specially, one of the reasons of recent Jasmin Revolution is pointed out as inflated grocery prices due to a rapid decrease of food production from climate change.   

Himalaya is the crux of concern in climate security aspect. Glaciers in Himalayas are melting rapidly, and water from melting glaciers is invaluably precious drinking water resource to people who live here. Therefore, when glaciers melt down and disappear, so will their source of drinking water, and will cause flood when they melt down in fast speed.

 Then, security of countries, such as Nepal, Bhutan, India, and Pakistan will be affected significantly. Korea is not safe from such effects of climate safety either. If large scale weather disasters occur in North Korea, it is highly probable that the weak nation state will collapse. In "Future great war of the climate" by Guin Dire, there is a prediction that North Korea will collapse around 2020 due to a great famine (p. 312, Guin Dire, A Great War of the Climate, Gimm-Young Publishers, Inc).

As said, the climate change is not just affecting weather, but is threatening our safety as well. 


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  • Odunayo Esther says :
    So much effect. This is threathening
    Posted 12-08-2016 00:30

Prakriti Dhakal

  • Prakriti Dhakal says :
    I wish i had already read it , which could be must useful on my climate change speech . Well , thanks for it .
    Posted 09-01-2016 02:46

  • Parbati Pandey says :
    Very useful article indeed and the worst sufferers of this is the human civilization because we have always wanted everything in our favor .So, its high time we act wisely.
    Posted 18-08-2015 22:41

  • Amreetha Paramasivam says :
    it's very useful to know what happen when climate change.....
    Posted 11-01-2015 23:48

  • Fadhil Alkhayat says :
    Everyone must think of the state and the citizens and institutions of this phenomenon that threaten the stability and life!!
    Posted 30-11-2014 07:11

  • Christian Dy says :
    Thanks for sharing!
    Posted 03-11-2014 10:22

  • Rohan Narula says :
    Thanks for posting! :)
    Posted 18-01-2014 15:42

  • Jannati Neha says :
    liked the article
    Posted 31-12-2013 00:33

  • Dina Sapkota says :
    its very disaterous
    Posted 27-12-2013 22:54

  • Rupa Limbu says :
    thanks for reporting on its effect
    Posted 25-12-2013 11:38

  • Ayus Aryal says :
    nice information about the effect of climate change
    Posted 22-12-2013 00:24

  • Bidur Kunwar says :
    nice information
    Posted 16-12-2013 21:00

  • Shawn Basilio says :
    i come from a small island in the pacific and it is just getting smaller. sealevel rising is affecting the islands that i live on, and droughts are getting bigger each year. its good to see that i am not alone in my passion for climate change an its effects.
    Posted 04-12-2013 19:49

  • Marjorie Jasmine Carl says :
    As an islander, I feel very passionate about the changing climate and I am very concerned as to what would happen to my home and country.
    Posted 02-12-2013 18:10

  • Harris Ajith says :
    we should put our effort to prevent disaster and save our future
    Posted 07-11-2013 00:07

  • Shishir Panta says :
    if we all humans dont show action to prevent oue ecosystem we are gonna lose "Future great war of the climate"
    Posted 27-08-2013 09:31

  • Shishir Panta says :
    oceans are furious, mountains are violent, forests have protested and as a whole the whole globe is burning with rage....... so its the right time we all put our efforts up to our optimum level to save our Mother Earth from climate

    Posted 27-08-2013 09:19

  • Bishnu Kumari Sapkota says :
    Everyone in this beautiful earth should be aware on impact of climate change so that together we can minimize the effect of it on Ecosystem
    Posted 24-08-2013 23:29

  • Pinka Satria Aqsa says :
    thanks , this is help us to know What happens when climatic change occurs
    Posted 15-08-2013 06:22

  • Prashanta Dhimal says :
    Nice information. Thanks for sharing
    Posted 13-08-2013 08:37

  • pratik kunwar says :
    Yes, climate change is threatening global security
    Posted 26-07-2013 20:51

  • mamta paudel says :
    nice information.
    Posted 22-07-2013 21:55

  • sneha limbu says :
    thanks for sharing
    Posted 20-07-2013 12:55

  • manoj rai says :
    nice information
    Posted 19-07-2013 03:02

  • Heerah Ashilya Neha says :
    The pernicious effects of climate change are way too devastating for mankind! We should act now to repair our tomorrow!
    Posted 28-06-2013 17:16

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Weather changes will effect our normal life
    Posted 18-06-2013 00:41

  • Raunak Kapur says :
    Our survival is at stake.
    Posted 17-06-2013 23:54

  • Prachi Sharma says :
    In "Future great war of the climate" its true
    Posted 24-05-2013 19:51

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