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The Geopolitics of Climate Change

Some of the worst business disruptions in 2020 will come not from trade wars or terrorist attacks, but from the consequences of climate change as they intersect with other geopolitical risks.

People queueing in front of a government water truck waiting for their turn in Delhi, India. File photo. March 2019.
People queueing in front of a government water truck waiting for their turn in Delhi, India. File photo. March 2019.

The effects that climate change is having on natural resources must be factored in to any analysis of global geopolitical risks. Rising sea levels, increases in the frequency and severity of extreme weather events…