We know most nations long ago turned their military attention to control resources, including natural capital. Global environmental changes threaten those very important assets. Some communities lose them, others gain them. That is why taking a global cooperative effort around balancing eco protection with economic growth is paramount. Anything less fails.
Note how a switch to renewables threatens the financial future of big exporters like Russia. Of course we see that shift of energy production back to local resources as a huge gain for the rest of us.
“Climate change is already exacerbating existing stresses that contribute to instability and insecurity,” Gallagher-Sims told Bloomberg last week before leading a policy meeting on Arctic security at the Fletcher School at Tufts University near Boston. “The main relationship between renewable energy and trans-Atlantic security” is that clean power “permits Europe to rely less on Russian gas,” she said.