Professor Mark Nevitt Publishes "Is Climate Change a Threat to International Peace and Security?"
"Is Climate Change a Threat to International Peace and Security?" Michigan Journal of International Law, 42 (2021).
The climate-security century is here, writes Professor Mark Nevitt. Both the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the US Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA) recently sounded the alarm on climate change’s “super-wicked” and destabilizing security impacts.
Scientists and security professionals alike reaffirm what we are witnessing with our own eyes: The earth is warming at a rapid rate; climate change affects international peace and security in complex ways; and the window for international climate action is slamming shut.