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CNA: National Security and the Threat of Climate Change

Director: Sherri W. Goodman, CNA
June 4, 2008


A report from the Center for Naval Analyses examines the national security consequences of climate change over the next 30 to 40 years -- the time frame for developing new military capabilities. The specific questions addressed in this report are:

  1. What conditions are climate changes likely to produce around the world that would represent security risks to the United States?
  2. What are the ways in which these conditions may affect America's national security interests?
  3. What actions should the nation take to address the national security consequences of climate change?

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