Climate change is real and it is a direct challenge to our national security.
Where the United States is concerned, climate change poses three core national security threats: global instability, military infrastructure and homeland security.
Seeing that a major component of climate change is carbon dioxide, a lot of blame has been placed on fossil fuel companies since they produce large amounts of emissions. The divestment movement is encouraging certain organizations and institutions to divest in these companies. The majority of these divestment campaigns are aimed at universities and their respective investments with fossil fuel companies.
This report will focus on how effective fossil fuel divestment campaigns in the United States would be in combating the effects of global climate change, as well as explore various solutions that aim to mitigate and eventually reverse the effects of our current accelerating climate change.