The National Research Council released a report November 9 predicting that climate change will have global security implications within the next decade. The report, Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis, concluded that the increasing regularity and intensity of climate events will decrease the ability of societies to endure and respond to them. The report noted several factors that influence the extent to which climate change can result in societal conflict, including the state of pre-existing social and political strThe National Research Council released a report November 9 predicting that climate change will have global security implications within the next decade. The report, Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis, concluded that the increasing regularity and intensity of climate events will decrease the ability of societies to endure and respond to them. The report noted several factors that influence the extent to which climate change can result in societal conflict, including the state of pre-existing social and political stresses; the immediate impacts of the climate event; and the demographic profiles of exposed populations and their coping capacities.esses; the immediate impacts of the climate event; and the demographic profiles of exposed populations and their coping capacities.