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TABLE 16.1 A Summary of Recent Studies Related to National Security and Climate Change Commissioned by Congress or Undertaken by Nonprofit and University Research Centers





National Security and the Threat of Climate Change


The CNA Corporation

A board of U.S. Military retired flag and general officers provide a perspective on the potential national security implications of climate change.

The Age of Consequences, Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Global Climate Change


Campbell et al., Center for New American Security

A projection and discussion of three (expected, severe, and catastrophic) potential climate scenarios as viewed through the eyes of national security and foreign policy.

The Arctic Climate Change and Security Policy Conference, Final Report and Findings


Yalowitz et al., Dartmouth College

Results and findings from a December 2008 conference on the subject of Arctic climate change and security policy, as addressed through an international group of academics, scientists, government officials, and representatives of indigenous peoples.

Impact of Climate Change on Colombia’s National and Regional Security


Catarious and Espach, The CNA Corporation

Projected impacts of climate change on Colombia’s natural systems and resources and potential follow-on regional effects.

Climate-Related Impacts on National Security in Mexico and Central America, Interim Report


The Royal United Services Institute

An examination of potential climate change impacts in Mexico and Central America, and their projected political, social, and security implications.

Socioeconomic and Security Implications of Climate Change in China, Conference Paper


The CNA Corporation

An examination of the security implications of climate change in China from Chinese, American, and British Perspectives.

National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces: Letter Report


National Research Council

First component of a study to assess the implications of climate change for the U.S. Naval Services.

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