WG 1
21 September 2017

Drivers of climate change

When considering the tolls on human security because of climate change, we generally direct our attention to the future as we contemplate the catastrophic effects of our fossil fuel combustion. But non-renewable resource “development” currently threatens human security at the earliest stages of the climate change process, before extraction and combustion.

Impacts of climate change are articulated through social relations. This policy brief considers seismic testing on the human security of the Baffin Island Inuit with the objective of exploring social pathways of global warming. This policy brief also serves as an accompaniment to the Arctic Working Group sessions (WG1) during the Planetary Security Conference 2016, co-organised by York University and co-sponsored by The Embassy of Canada to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.