Digital Art on Metal 24" W X 36" H
Governments across the world are beginning to focus on the connection between climate change and conflict. Studies suggest that competition over depleting natural resources and socio-economic impacts from intensified natural disasters, such as floods or droughts, can make fragile states more vulnerable to conflict.
“Global environmental and ecological degradation, as well as climate change, are likely to fuel competition for resources, economic distress, and social discontent through 2019 and beyond. Climate hazards such as extreme weather, higher temperatures, droughts, floods, wildfires, storms, sea level rise, soil degradation, and acidifying oceans are intensifying, threatening infrastructure, health, and water and food security. Irreversible damage to ecosystems and habitats will undermine the economic benefits they provide, worsened by air, soil, water, and marine pollution.”
2019 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, Daniel R. Coats, January 29, 2019