It is evident that climate change has an impact on safety. Wars usually have multiple causes and climate change reinforces existing tensions. Military planners are investigating what this means for military tasks and deployability. In their language, climate change is a ’threat multiplier’. However, defining climate change as a security problem has consequences for the kind of solutions that are being sought. If we demand climate justice and an end to the fossil fuel economy, we cannot avoid the question what role the armed forces should or should not play in this transformation.
Read the report Fossil wars, arms trade and climate justice