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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Climate Change Daily Vid August 22 2017: The links between climate change, conflict & crime

Neil Morisetti explains that apart from more traditional threats to global stability, there are now also non-traditional threats – environmental threats or resource threats – emerging. These threats, Morisetti says, are most likely to materialize into conflict where governments don’t have sufficient capacity to build resilience. Morisetti is Director of Strategy at the UCL Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy Department.

Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti is the Climate and Energy Security Envoy of the UK Ministry of Defence and Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti joined the Royal Navy in 1976. After initial training and university, he held various appointments at sea before assuming command of HMS CYGNET, a member of the Northen Ireland Squadron in 1986. Subsequent commands have included HMS CARDIFF and the aircraft carrier HMS INVINCIBLE. His staff appointments include three Ministry of Defence tours, in the Resources and Plans area, and as director TOPMAST he was responsible for developing the manpower system for the Future Navy. Best Sellers Climate Change

Lord Nicholas Stern

Today’s young people can and should hold their parents’ generation to account for their present actions. They can elicit an emotional response that can motivate action. If thinking about the lives of unborn future generations seems too abstract to motivate you to act, try instead looking a young child or grandchild in the eye and asking yourself what sort of future you are leaving for them. There is something that, on reflection, many adults would surely find repugnant in the idea that they will leave their children a damaged planet that will radically affect their life possibilities. Lord Nicholas Stern

Kiribati President Anote Tong

"…I remember I had been trying to convince him to visit Kiribati and he did in 2011. He came to Kiribati and I remember he went to visit one of these communities that was flooded every time there is very high tides and there was this young boy who stepped up to the Secretary General and said Mr. Secretary General, you are a very important man you know, is there something that you can do to ensure I will have a future, that I will have a home. And the Secretary General came back and he said Mr. President I have been listening to you at the General Assembly but I never truly understood what it was you trying to communicate but now I do and I feel and I understand I would do everything that I can”