To what extent does climate change affect patterns of radicalization into violent extremism and terrorism?
- Climate Change can exacerbate the underlying conditions necessary for terrorism to develop (i.e., the “root causes” of terrorism)
- Climate Change can multiply the drivers of radicalization that can facilitate the emergence of terrorism (i.e., push, pull, and personal factors)
- Climate Change can intensify the number of enabling factors that can lead to surges in political violence, including acts of terrorism (i.e., political instability)
Henkin, Samuel D. 2022. "Climate Change and Terrorism: Key Insights." College Park, MD: START (May). https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/Climate%20Change%20and%20Terrorism_Key%20Insights.pdf