Geoffrey D. Dabelko

Articles by Geoffrey D. Dabelko

24 August 2009

Avoid hyperbole, oversimplification when climate and security meet

Geoffrey D. Dabelko

The impact of climate change on national security has finally moved above the fold. And as the December Copenhagen climate change negotiations approach, politicians and experts alike are being forced to examine the complex effects of natural and social change on security. They must also walk a linguistic tightrope between hyperbole and uncertainty, working to present the facts without exaggerating their meaning.