24 October 2017

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Joshua Busby contributed to an innovative mapping project to understand "hot spots" in Africa and Asia vulnerable to climate change.

In a New Security Beat podcast for the Woodrow Wilson Center, Dr. Busby explains how he and his research partners designed maps as “portraits of reality” visualizing data on exposure to climate hazards, population, household and community well-being, and governance. By combining data from diverse sources, the maps provide useful context for policy-makers and organizations solving problems related to natural resource conservation, international development, and security policy. The maps were part of two Department of Defense-funded projects through the Strauss Center, the Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program and the Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) program.