Does Climate Change Qualify as a National Security Issue? A Canadian Perspective
Margaret Purdy, Past Liu Visiting Fellow, UBC
May 1, 2009
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Source: Institute of Policy Studies, University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand
The volume “Climate change and security: planning for the future,” edited by Jonathan Boston, Philip Nel, and Marjolein Righarts, features this chapter by Margaret Purdy, SDF Research Fellow at the Liu Institute for Global Issues. The volume is the result of a symposium in Wellington in November 2008 that was convened to consider the factual bases for these claims, and to explore how New Zealand can and should respond. Rich in comparative material, the volume sounds a note of warning against both complacency and excessive scaremongering.
We would like to acknowledge the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, for their cooperation in allowing us to make Margaret Purdy’s chapter available online.
The edited volume can be purchased here.