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Media MentionApril 17, 2019

International security under changing climate conditions

LBJ School Professor Josh Busby discussed international security under changing climate conditions on a Council on Foreign Relations conference call.

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Media MentionApril 16, 2019

In Niger, rising temperatures mean barren fields — but fertile ground for terrorism

LBJ School Professor Josh Busby talked with PBS NewsHour about how climate change and its role in creating humanitarian emergencies and political instability in the African region between the Sahara Desert and the equator. Busby, who develops country risk assessment rankings for USAID And other international organizations, noted that "Climate changes can undermine economic development. And low economic development is a well-associated risk factor for conflict."

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December 17, 2018

The latest global climate negotiations just finished. Here’s what happened.

LBJ Professor Joshua Busby recaps the latest round of global climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland. It was the 24th meeting of the “conference of the parties” (COP) to the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change — and the most important meeting since COP 21, the 2015 Paris agreement. Busby reflects on what happened, the significance and what's next. 

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NewsOctober 15, 2018

New research explores global climate leadership, risks and fragility

Joshua Busby, an associate professor of public affairs and leading expert on environmental politics, published two reports on climate change in September 2018.

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Media MentionOctober 15, 2018

The double burden of climate exposure and state fragility

The security implications of climate change emerged as an important area of concern in the mid-2000s in both policy circles and academia. Since then, there has been much research exploring causal pathways between climate phenomena and violent conflict, often with inconclusive or mixed results. LBJ Professor Josh Busby sidesteps that causality debate in a new report for USAID. 

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NewsSeptember 6, 2018

Three studies from the LBJ School appear in leading development journal

Three new studies from the LBJ School appeared in the leading peer-reviewed journal World Development. The studies explore climate security vulnerability, the relationship between food insecurity and domestic violence, and the long-term effects of political repression on economic performance. In harm's way: Climate security vulnerability in Asia By Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs

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Media MentionJuly 2, 2018

Warming world: Why climate change matters more than anything else

LBJ School of Public Affairs Associate Professor Joshua Busby explains in Foreign Affairs why climate change matters more than anything else.     

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NewsMay 31, 2018

LBJ School professors shine light on Americans’ perception of intelligence agencies

A new study from professors at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin aims to shed light on Americans’ perception of intelligence agencies, and to test the claim that efforts by these agencies to be more open will enhance democratic legitimacy.

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Media MentionMay 29, 2018

Glasnost for U.S. intelligence: Will transparency lead to increased public trust?

Clinical Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Steve Slick and co-author Joshua Busby an Associate Professor also at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, discuss the relationship between U.S. intelligence agency and the Citizens of the United States, and whether an increase in transparency can quell any ill feelings amongst civilians.

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Media MentionMay 25, 2018

Trump's NASA leader should explain his 'evolution' on climate change

Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) was sworn in as NASA administrator in April, after facing criticism over his past skepticism of anthropogenic climate change. During a Wednesday meeting of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, however, Bridenstine conceded to Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) that his viewpoint has evolved, and he no longer disputes “that human activity is the dominant cause of global warming.”

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