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A Security Threat Assessment of Global Climate Change
« on: February 29, 2020, 11:27:08 AM »
I guess you could argue this isn't the best place to announce the release of "A Security Threat Assessment of Global Climate Change", a report by the allegedly "non partisan" National Security, Military and Intelligence Panel (NSMIP) of the Center for Climate and Security:

https://climateandsecurity.org/a-security-threat-assessment-of-global-climate-change/

However the report makes much mention of the Arctic, including by way of example:

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Russian aggression towards the West may increase alongside severe warming, as it seeks to claim Arctic territories or productive agricultural lands outside its existing borders. Facing an intense threat of permafrost melt in its most northern latitudes, Russia will also face irreversible and costly impacts on its lands and infrastructure, with serious repercussions for the state of global emissions. Its current efforts to prop-up authoritarian governments, challenge political borders, and invade militarily in the European and nearby regions give us some indication of how Russia could exploit the political chaos arising from severe climate change.
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