Despite the information that an extreme drought heralded


Despite the interrelatedness of global policy issues, environmental challenge shows
dynamic effects
and threats to human existence.
The climate change is the most critical
global problem our ecosphere faces. The earth is heating
up, and there
is a
wide-ranging scientific agreement that it is happening, and human-induced. With global warming
on the surge and species and their habitations on the decline, likelihoods for ecosystems to adapt naturally are weakening.

researchers have already
established that environmental change may be one of
the top threats confronting
globe. Interestingly, the downstream effects of climate change
on food insecurity are poorly understood but potentially far-reaching. Frequently overlooked is the information that an extreme drought heralded the Syrian civil hostilities. In Climate
Change in the Fertile Crescent and Implications of the recent Syrian Drought

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 Colin P. Kelley et al showed that the drought was influenced by climate change and the worst since
records have been kept, instigating farms to fail
and livestock
to die. The consequence was the
massive internal migration of 1.5 million individuals in Syria’s municipalities and spiking food
prices. Then came public turbulence, the Syrian civil war, the European immigrant
predicament, and its repercussion, which
shown itself in the

Britain’s vote to leave the EU.


It is evident
that the dots are not connected very clearly. Often we think of Syria domestic security issues and other policy challenges as solitary but substantially associated
with climate change. However, the Kyoto Protocol process and other policy discussions have been supportive of planning
systems for addressing
climate change and in concentrating
attention on the problem. Such efforts have been abortive
to achieve global collaboration on
carbon emission decreases from the United States, China,

On September 3rd, 2016, an agreement
was reached to reduced carbon emission by US
China under the
Paris Climate deal but faces a
threat when Trump assumes offices as US
president. Trump who is more
interested in the
national interest than global interest does not
believe in climate change, despite all the scientific evidence validating its existence. Likewise,
he could potentially do much damage to the tenuous progress made on the environment in Obama’s
regime leaving the policy-making space
on climate change without an accord.

In The Great Convergence
(2016), Kishore Mahbubani attempts a
manifesto on global
policy challenges facing the world. He lamented on the insular priorities of contemporary politicians, whose focus on short-term domestic interest thwarts policymaking in the global interest. To fill this gap affecting consensus on climate change and other issues, he bids an improvement of the authority
legitimacy of intercontinental institutions using his 7-7-7 plan of representation
of countries in UN security council and a theory of one world defined by
four key pillars of convergence; environmental, economic, technological, and aspirational.
This book strength lays on the fact that humanity
is strongest if we all work together, and to preserve sovereignty
over national activities and universal policy challenges; global governance should be shared. The
weakness is the failure to
describe how policymakers could
be induced to take the long, international view in the face of competing for immediate national
priorities, especially if the policies have no direct national benefits thereby tempting nations to
behave as
a free rider.