Post Tagged with: "environmental security"

Environment and International Politics: Linking Humanity and Nature

Environment and International Politics: Linking Humanity and Nature

Given the speed of global transformations and the failures to integrate ecology into larger concerns the question of ‘who speaks for Earth?’ is a pressing issue for IR.

Ecological Security

Ecological Security

The profound nature of the challenge posed by climate change arguably compels us to think in new ways about what security means and how it might be realized.

Now Recruiting: Climate and Environment Editor

Now Recruiting: Climate and Environment Editor

Would you like to join E-IR and help us expand our coverage of climate and environmental issues? If so, we would like to hear from you!

Climate Change, Environmental Security Studies and the Morality of Climate Security

Climate Change, Environmental Security Studies and the Morality of Climate Security

In popular and political debate climate change is increasingly referred to as a security issue. But thus far climate change does not constitute an objective existential threat, and as such, a securitization of climate change – at least here in the West – is morally unjustifiable.

Water Security in the 21st Century

The total quantity of water in the world is immense, but over 97.5 percent, is either saltwater or locked in ice caps (1.75%). The amount economically available for human use is only 0.007 percent of the total water available on earth, or about 13,500 cubic kilometres. While this seems like a massive amount, it only accounts to about 2300 cubic meters per person per year  a 37 percent drop since 1970. Both water quantity, quality, and distribution have been neglected to the point of nearing a worldwide catastrophe.

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