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Militarizing the Environment: Climate Change and the Security State

Robert P. Marzec


As the seriousness of planetary climate change becomes more acknowledged, American and global security institutions are responding by taking a prominent role in the governing of environmental concerns—engaging in “climate change war games” and ramping up efforts to militarize the future of the planet’s ecosystems. This aggressive and combat-oriented stance, Marzec argues, stems from a self-destructive pattern of thought that has been influencing human-environmental relations from the seventeenth century to the present. Militarizing the Environment traces the rise of this pattern of thought, no ... More

Keywords: Climate change, Global Warming, Ecology, Environment, Military, National Security Act, Natural Security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816697229
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816697229.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert P. Marzec, author
Purdue University