Cleo Paskal: The Military Crisis We’re Not Prepared For

Author, "Global Warring"

“The U.S. military is not designed to deal with the climate crisis we’re seeing.”

For journalist Cleo Paskal, climate change, political change and economic change “are all heavily interlinked.” The author of “Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map,” Paskal sees a network of causes and effects with climate change at the center, affecting global security and stability.

Paskal is an associate fellow at Chatham House, (aka the Royal Institute of International Affairs), an independent policy think tank based in London, England, and was a consultant for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Energy and Environment Strategic Ecosystem.

Paskal has contributed to publications such as International Affairs, The Economist, The Telegraph, The Independent and the Sunday Times. Her book Global Warring: How Environmental, Political, and Economic Crises Will Redraw the World Map (2010) was the recipient of multiple awards, and Spielball Erde (2012), co-written with German news anchor Claus Kleber, was a bestseller.

She is currently Research Fellow at the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales Université de Montréal, adjunct faculty in the Department of Geopolitics in Manipal University in Manipal, India and adjunct professor of global change at the School of Communications and Management Studies in Kochi, India.

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