Global Warming, Economics, Security: Understanding what climate change means in relation to our economy, and security, is critical in enabling public and policy makers to comprehend what is involved in formulating a better path toward meaningful solutions.
Global warming and climate change science is not as new as some may think. We have known reasonably well for more than a century that mankind could influence the climate through industrial production of greenhouse gases.
Increases in greenhouse gas concentrations due to industrial output is causing ‘global warming’ and global warming is causing ‘climate change’.
Global warming has many effects in the climate system. Loss of the Arctic ice will effect atmospheric circulation patterns. This will impact existing infrastructure regarding food production and have a cascading effect in other areas important to human society.