Bad Tidings

In his article "What Resource Wars?" David Victor argued that the threat of resource wars is exaggerated. Sherri Goodman and Paul Kern take him to task.

Issue: Jan-Feb 2008

WHILE WE agree with many of the points raised by David Victor in his article, "What Resource Wars?", we are concerned that he underestimates the risks climate change poses to global stability and to our national security-risks addressed in our CNA-sponsored study, National Security and the Threat of Climate Change. Far from scare tactics, the report reflects a simple tenet of military planning: Wars are best avoided by preparing ahead of time for potential threats; managing the risks.

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