- Christopher S. Browning
The environment presents us with a range of security challenges that are often grouped together under the catch-all term ‘environmental security’. ‘Resources, climate change, and capitalism’ explains how, from a traditional perspective, environmental security is generally translated into a concern with what environmental issues mean for state security. From a human security perspective, the concern shifts to how problems of environmental degradation and resource depletion impact on people's lives. The perspective we adopt matters since it shapes the nature of the security challenges that are perceived, the sorts of options that might be available to us, as well as framing the likelihood of their success.