The Age of Consequences: How Climate Change Impacts Resource Scarcity, Migration and Conflict Through the Lens of US National Security and Global Stability

The Age of Consequences

Through case-study analysis, military leaders explain how the stress of climate change interacts with social tensions, sparking conflict. Through long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, shows how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather, and sea-level rise function as ‘accelerants of instability’ and ‘catalysts for conflict’ in volatile regions of the world. Makes the case that the consequences of business as usual with climate change will be waves of refugees, failed states, terrorism – and will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century. Watch the trailer.