How is global security affected by climate change?

BY Hari Sreenivasan  March 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST

For the first time, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has included a look at the impact of climate change on global security in its latest report.

The report, which will be released on Monday, is a comprehensive study showing how climate change has left its mark on “all continents and across all oceans,” the Guardian reports.

Professor Geoffrey Dabelko, one of the authors of the latest IPCC report on climate change and its impacts, joins Hari Sreenivasan for a Google+ hangout.

Professor Geoffrey Dabelko, one of the authors of the IPCC report, said it includes an in-depth look at how global and human security has been affected by the world’s changing climate.

“We have increasingly seen people researching and writing about the links between climate impacts and what’s defined as human security,” Dabelko said.

“When we’re talking about drought or changing rainfall patterns — too much or too little water — those are dynamics that are going to affect agriculture, poverty and these issues that we see directly correlated to wider questions of tension and social unrest.”

This is the second report in a series of three being put out by the IPCC to help governments prepare for the effects of climate change.