The Age of Consequences investigates the impact of climate change on increased resource scarcity, human migration and conflict through the lens of U.S. national security and global stability. Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished military admirals, generals and veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS and the European refugee crisis to lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions and spark conflict.
The film delves into how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather and sea-level rise function as ‘accelerants of instability’ and ‘catalysts for conflict’ in volatile regions of the world. The Age of Consequences interviews Pentagon insiders who make the compelling case that if we go on with business as usual, the consequences of climate change—waves of refugees, failed states, terrorism—will continue to grow in scale and frequency and lead to grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.
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