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Recent actions by President Obama combined with public opinion polling that shows an increasing demand for action may suggest that urgency is growing to address climate change. International cooperation was focused and determined to address the regional existential threat of a nuclear Iran. Can similar focus and will be brought to the task of addressing what many see as the ultimate global existential threat, a rapidly warming planet? Public Policy Fellow, Ruth Greenspan Bell provides insight and analysis. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.  Read more