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Environmental Security

What If Climate Change Triggers Cooperation, Not Conflict?

Diana Liverman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Green
Diana Liverman

It is time for us to consider the possibility that climate change can trigger cooperation, not conflict. There are many examples of cooperation. We are in the third decade of worldwide intergovernmental cooperation to respond to the risks of climate change.

Water and Conflict in Syria

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

The drastic decrease in water availability, water mismanagement, agricultural failures, and related economic deterioration contributed to Syria's population dislocations and the migration of rural communities to nearby cities.

Water Wars? Here in the US?

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Water is serious business. As populations and economies grow, and as we increasingly reach "peak water" limits to local water resources, I believe that the risks of conflicts will increase, even here in the United States.

Time for a 21st Century U.S. Water Policy

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.27.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Our national water challenges are part of a broader set of global water problems. Basic water services, including safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation, are still unavailable for between two and three billion people around the world.

Will U.N. Helmets Go Green?

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green

Scientists have long predicted the rise of climate change-fueled war. But now, the U.N. Security Council is examining whether a green helmet force sho...