Even Tom Cruise thinks some risky business should be avoided.Like a family that has no homeowner's insurance, no fire detectors, a gas leak in the basement, and a bad case of denial, the global community remains unprepared for irreversible and potentially catastrophic changes to the Earth's climate. What's needed -- quickly -- is an international risk management effort, a process that's more familiar in military and national security circles than it is in environmental and scientific circles. That process is described in "Degrees of Risk: Defining a Risk Management Framework for Climate Security" -- a report just released by the …
Get Grist in Your Inbox
Bill Becker is the executive director of the Presidential Climate Action Project.
Spared by climate change: The 10 best cities to ride out hot times
Gut punch: Monsanto could be destroying your microbiome
Screwed by climate change: 10 cities that will be hardest hit
Fourth-grade filmmaker sneaks a camera into the cafeteria to document his gross school lunch
Antarctica’s “bleeding glacier” is kind of terrifying