Cold War And Climate Change

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Albeit nowadays climate change and environmental challenges facing the globe and its inhabitants are widely discussed in both mass media and scholarly studies, they, in fact, did not get as much attention prior to the Cold War. Due to Cold War concerns with geophysics and with fallouts from nuclear weapons tests being carried around the planet by winds, the awareness of the interconnectedness of the global atmosphere sharply increased. The climate change is thus a non-traditional security (NTS) threat to the state's well-being, as it is non- military in nature, and the novelty of the problem implies that appropriate mechanisms of coping with such an unprecedented threat are yet to be developed. The impacts of global warming are distributed
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