Climate adaptation and building climate literacy were the focus of a workshop hosted by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The workshop titled “Climate Adaptation: Building Partnerships for Resilience in South Asia” was held August 21-24, 2023 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
“Comparative Study on Climate Change in Thailand, Vietnam” is the latest article by U.S. Army Maj. Afua Boahema-Lee, published in Liaison, a journal of civil-military disaster management and humanitarian relief collaborations.
Boahema-Lee presents a comprehensive, comparative study on climate change’s impact in the Indo-Pacific region, exploring significant security challenges particularly in Thailand and Vietnam. It investigates various climate change-induced phenomena, including floods, droughts and rising sea levels, and their negative economic and health consequences.
Thailand and Vietnam have implemented policies and strategies to combat these challenges, engaging stakeholders such as nongovernmental organizations and the military. The article underscores the need for joint […]
The author, Dr. J. Scott Hauger, is an environmental expert and former faculty member at DKI APCSS. According to his research, although sand and dust storms are familiar phenomena in Northeast Asia, extreme storm events in recent years have a strong impact on issues related to human security, including food, health, and infrastructure. Because major sand and dust storms do not adhere to national boundaries, countries in the region need to cooperate in preparing for their impact and […]
“U.S. Command and Control across the Spectrum of Gray-Zone Operations in the East China Sea” is a new essay by DKI APCSS professors Dr. John Hemmings and Prof. Wade Turvold published by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) in its special report, “Murky Waters in the East China Sea Chinese Gray-Zone Operations and U.S.-Japan Alliance Coordination.” The essay examines the role of the U.S. in gray-zone contingencies in the East China Sea in the context of alliance coordination with Japan.
“China’s Manipulative Use of Climate Change” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon for Security Nexus. This article details how China, through the use of irregular warfare tactics and outright deception, continues in their leading role of producing greenhouse gas emissions that exceed the emissions of all developed nations combined.
China’s initial reductions in emissions and rapidly growing renewable energy activities have cast it as a global leader in climate change. However, its manipulative economic climate strategy has taken advantage of other well-meaning nations even as it has progressively extended its lead as the worst global producer […]
Abstract: The World Health Organization defined climate change as the most important issue for the 21st century. In 2014, the State of Hawaii called climate change “a matter of security” that directly threatens “economic systems – food, water, energy, biodiversity and health” and has called for “actionable information for local decision making.” According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the burden of human morbidity attributable to climate change is relatively small although not well quantified. Nevertheless, generic climate change impacts are often used to justify actions without adequate supporting local evidence.
According to the authors, not only will climate change modify the weather, it is also predicted to influence volcanic emissions directly. This change impacts air quality in Hawaii as well as quality of health for those who are sensitive to vog and/or allergens.
“While the rate of vog production in Hawaii is natural, unavoidable and unmodifiable, weather-related climate changes do impact on vog distribution,” states Canyon. “Decreasing trade winds have already […]
Dr. Deon Canyon co-authored an article titled “Forecasted Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Disease and Health Security in Hawaii by 2050,” published by the Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness journal. Canyon and coauthors Rick Speare and Frederick Burke, discuss the potential impacts of climate change on the study of infectious and vector-borne diseases in Hawaii. They consider scenarios based on the anticipated effects of higher average temperatures and weather extremes on disease distribution. Their conclusions recommend a resilience model to increase adaptive capacity for all climate change impacts rather than one focused specifically on communicable diseases.