'Compact!' environmental activists hold banners during a rally in front of the Brandenburg Gate near the venue where the Petersberg Climate Dialogue takes place in Berlin, Germany (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch).

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Security risks: The tenuous link between climate change and national security

May 21, 2015, Bruce Jones

During his address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation this week, President Obama highlighted climate change as “a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to (U.S.) national security.” Is President Obama right? Are the national security threats from climate change real?

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