In the terms of national security aggression has to be deterred, and nuclear
risks managed by the architecture of international order to tackle the
self-imposed existential risk to humanity, that of massive technological
devastation to the whole planet by the unleashing of nuclear firepower. But
now, another series of self-imposed existential risks are looming, caused as
a consequence of the success of other forms of firepower, the successful
manipulation of combustion to power modern societies. Climate change is now
a matter of security too, and international relations thinking needs an
overhaul to deal with this new category of threat.
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