Review of Miller, Todd. 2017. Storming the wall: climate change, migration, and homeland security. San Francisco: City Lights Books. Pp 272. Paperback. ISBN-10 0872867153. ISBN-13 9780872867154
More than halfway through Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security, author Todd Miller notes, “Borders may seem passive and static, but they are actually aggressive and dynamic” (p. 148). While this statement may not be particularly novel to experienced researchers of security and migration, it is likely to be surprising to students and emerging researchers in this area, as well as to readers who approach this book from the angle of climate change or environmental social science. So, while this argument is made almost in passing, it could serve as an organising frame for the whole book, which does an excellent job of showing how “aggressive and dynamic” borders are prompting new forms of mobility, immobility, surveillance, and security in response to climate change.
Climate science, as embodied by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, highlights the significant ecological impacts of global climate change, which include Arctic and Antarctic...
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