Gathering Storm: An Introduction to the Special Issue on Climate Change and Terrorism

Andrew Silke, John F. Morrison

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Climate change is a potential major driver of future terrorism. It is already recognised by many (if not most) nations as a strategic security threat, though the potential role it can play in igniting, facilitating, or exacerbating terrorist conflict has been relatively unexplored. There are, however, growing signs that climate change—either through direct or indirect impacts—should be considered as a significant macro-level driver of terrorism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)883-893
Number of pages11
JournalTerrorism and Political Violence
Issue number5
Early online date5 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2022


  • climate change
  • terrorism
  • political violence
  • violent extremism
  • eco-terrorism
  • eco-fascism
  • causes of terrorism
  • climate crisis

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