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CLIMATIC CATACLYSM 11100-00_FM.qxd 5/8/08 12:42 PM Page i 11100-00_FM.qxd 5/8/08 12:42 PM Page ii KURT M. CAMPBELL EDITOR BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS Washington, D.C. CLIMATIC CATACLYSM THE FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY IMPLICATIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE 11100-00_FM.qxd 5/8/08 12:42 PM Page iii ABOUT BROOKINGS The Brookings Institution is a private nonprofit organization devoted to research, education, and publication on important issues of domestic and foreign policy. Its principal purpose is to bring the highest quality independent research and analysis to bear on current and emerging policy problems. Interpretations or conclusions in Brookings publications should be understood to be solely those of the authors. Copyright © 2008 THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the Brookings Institution Press. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication data Climatic cataclysm : the foreign policy and national security implications of climate change / Kurt M. Campbell, editor. p. cm. Summary: “Presents three scenarios of what the future may hold: expected, severe, and catastrophic and analyzes the security implications of each. Considers what can be learned from early civilizations confronted with natural disaster and asks what the largest emitters of greenhouse gases can do to reduce and manage future risks”—Provided by publisher. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8157-1332-6 (cloth : alk. paper) 1. Climatic changes—Government policy. 2. Climatic changes—Forecasting. 3. Climatic changes—Social aspects. 4. International relations—Forecasting. 5. National security. I. Campbell, Kurt M. II. Title. QC981.8.C5C625 2008 363.738'74526—dc22 2008012194 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 The paper used in this publication meets minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information Sciences—Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials: ANSI Z39.48-1992. Typeset in Minion Composition by Circle Graphics Columbia, Maryland Printed by R. R. Donnelley Harrisonburg, Virginia 11100-00_FM.qxd 5/8/08 12:42 PM Page iv ...


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