By Jürgen Scheffran, Michael Brzoska, Hans Günter Brauch, Peter Michael Link, Janpeter Schilling

Severe droughts, harmful floods and mass migration: weather switch is turning into a focus for safeguard and clash examine and a problem for the world’s governance buildings. yet how critical are the safety dangers and clash potentials of weather swap? may well international warming set off a series of occasions resulting in financial decline, social unrest and political instability? What are the causal relationships among source shortage and violent clash? This booklet brings jointly foreign specialists to discover those questions utilizing in-depth case stories from world wide. moreover, the authors speak about ideas, associations and cooperative techniques to stabilize the climate-society interaction.

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5663)”, to the UNGA resolution A/RES/63/281 (3 June 2009), and to the Secretary-General’s 2009 report (A/64/350; see chap. 33 by Kurtz). The ‘Concept Note’ suggested that the reporting of the UN Secretary-General should take “the security implications of climate change and its impact on resource availability into account in conflict analysis, mission planning and mission monitoring. ” To structure the debate in the UNSC, the ‘Concept Note’ referred to the special security implications of climate change caused by sea level rise and the food security nexus.

Scheffran et al. 6 Linking these four concepts and problem areas from the natural and social sciences requires scientific concepts, approaches, models, and theories that cross the boundaries between the narrow disciplinary analyses and assessments that still prevail in the organization and funding of scientific research. The American biologist Edward O. Wilson (1998) noted a growing consilience (interlocking of causal explanations across disciplines) in which the “interfaces between disciplines become as important as the disciplines themselves” that would “touch the borders of the social sciences and humanities”.

Barnett and Adger (2005: 1) discuss how climate change may undermine human security, and how human insecurity may increase the risk of violent conflict; they also discuss the role of states in human security and peace-building. The link between climate change and human security is currently being addressed by Working Group (WG) II of the IPCC, and its fifth assessment report will be released in 2014. In the following sections we will summarize the policy and scientific debates on human security in the context of climate change.

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