Remember the climate change report that the Trump administration released while most Americans were eating their Thanksgiving turkey? That report didn’t just mention costs of climate change. The security aspects were covered as well.
“Climate change, variability, and extreme events, in conjunction with other factors, can exacerbate conflict […] droughts, floods, storm surges, wildfires, and other extreme events stress nations and people through loss of life, displacement of populations, and impacts on livelihoods […] Increases in the frequency and severity of such events, as well as other aspects of climate change, may require a larger military mission focus on climate-sensitive areas such as coasts, drought-prone areas, and the Arctic”.Report quoted by Washington Examiner
Internally, US states are already competing for water resources. This is not a situation that climate change will make easier.
While more than 820 million people go hungry, 600 million other people are obese. The food system is broken and the situation is worsening, says British researchers.
Whether you look at it from a human health, environmental or climate perspective, our food system is currently unsustainable and given the challenges that will come from a rising global population that is a really [serious] thing to sayTim Benton, professor of population ecology, University of Leeds to The Guardian
In the Middle East, the Iranian says it’s no problem selling oil despite the sanctions.