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By Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

Without resolute counteraction, weather swap will overstretch many societies' adaptive capacities in the coming many years. this is able to bring about destabilization and violence, jeopardizing nationwide and foreign protection to a brand new measure. even if, weather swap unite the overseas group. this can be only if we realize weather swap as a probability to humankind and so set the direction for adopting a dynamic and globally coordinated weather coverage. If we fail to take action, weather switch will draw ever-deeper strains of department and clash in diplomacy, triggering a variety of conflicts among and inside nations over the distribution of assets - specifically water and land, and over the administration of migration, or over repayment funds among the international locations often accountable for weather swap and people international locations most influenced by way of its damaging results.

With weather switch as a safety hazard, WBGU has compiled a flagship record on a subject matter that fairly rightly is emerging swiftly up the overseas political time table. The authors pull no punches at the chance of accelerating tensions and conflicts in a climatically restricted international and highlight locations the place attainable conflicts might flare up within the twenty first century except weather switch is checked. The record makes it transparent that weather coverage is preventative protection policy.

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