Climate Change and the Inevitable Hunger for War

Neuroscientist Joseph Herbert asked in Psychology Today, if without testosterone, would there be war? He briefly explains tendencies of the males drive, fueled by the testosterone hormone, for violence, and that in our entire human history, we went often to war. Young males have a natural tendency, which seems testosterone-related, to form coalitions.  This includes…

Human Civilization Faced with Existential Risks

The climate change analysis was written by a former fossil fuel executive and backed by the former chief of Australia’s military. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/597kpd/new-report-suggests-high-likelihood-of-human-civilization-coming-to-an-end-in-2050 Can we think in new ways about the existential human security risks driven by the climate crisis? Read the report here http://www.climatecodered.org/2019/05/can-we-think-in-new-ways-about.html For more from Break Through visit https://www.breakthroughonline.org.au End of civilization: climate…

Some of Australia’s Military raise alarm over climate emergency in new climate change short film Home Front

CAST IAN DUNLOP Former Chair, Australian Coal Association Industry Risk Analyst SHERRI GOODMAN Frmr. Dep. Undersecretary of Defense, EEM Security (USA) Public Policy Fellow, Wilson Center ​​ CHRIS BARRIE Former Chief, Australian Defence Force JOHN HEWSON Former Leader, Liberal Party of Australia JOHN BLACKBURN Former Deputy Chief, Royal Australian Air Force ​ MICHAEL THOMAS Retired…

Oil Wars, Fossil Fuel Subsidies and the Global Climate Crisis

An oil war is a conflict about petroleum resources, or their transportation, consumption, or regulation. The term may also refer generally to any conflict in a region that contains oil reserves or is geographically positioned in a location where an entity has or may wish to develop production or transportation infrastructure for petroleum products. Historically,…

How Trump’s Coupe to get Venezuela Oil may cost him the Presidency

It comes to no surprise that Donald Trump’s plan always was to adhere the agenda of drill baby drill. Now, with the ongoing Coup d’état in Venezuela by a Trump loyal puppet people may wonder why the Trump Administration is so cheerful of it. Simply put, it is about Venezuela’s oil reserves – the largest…

How do We react to Rising Temperatures? Human Conflict?

Marshall Burke (Stanford University) discusses the impact of climate change on human behavior with Russ Altman (January 2019). Obscured behind the better-known impacts of climate change are a host of potentially more serious effects global leaders have yet to reckon with. Via Stanford University School of Engineering https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0DfR0FEZdU

Does Climate Change affect Conflict?

Climate & Migration Coalition provides a perspective on the current literature about climate change and the spectrum of conflicts. #ClimateSecurity What do we know about the links between climate change and conflict? Will life on a hotter planet be on with more armed violence? This webinar explores the existing evidence connecting climate change with conflict.…

U.S. General talks Challenge of Sea Level Rise, Climate and Security Nexus

In this episode of The Climate and Security Podcast, host Dr. Sweta Chakraborty talks to General Gerald “Gerry” Galloway, USA (Ret) about the delicate relationship between “natural” and “national” security, how lessons and solutions from the Mississippi River Basin can inform the Mekong Delta and vice versa, examples of nation-wide community reliance, solar power for…