Sociopolitical Impacts of Climate Change
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This chapter addresses some of the sociopolitical impacts associated with climate change. It looks …rst at the issue of national security and terrorism and how it relates to the freshening of the ocean waters leading to a slowdown of the thermohaline ocean current. In connection with this potential problem, the chapter examinees the very real possibility of abrupt climate-change issues and the possibilities and consequences of a mass migration being triggered as a result. It then takes a look at the positions of several other countries and their views on national security and just how they are preparing their military forces for any future con¤icts as a result of a changing climate. Next, this chapter focuses on how humans perceive climate change and how those perceptions could possibly ignite a serious con¤ict and crisis. It also takes an analytical look at which of the world’s countries are the most fragile and which could be facing serious risks in a changing climate. In conclusion, the chapter presents the concept of climate justice and equity, and presents the information from a different point of view, discussing some topics that could be perceived as long-term threats.