The new sixth edition of Green Plant Blues was published September 2019.

Geoff Dabelko is co-editor of Green Planet Blues: Critical Perspectives on Global Environmental Politics (Routledge, 6th ed., 2019) and Environmental Peacemaking (Johns Hopkins Press/Woodrow Wilson Press, 2002). He edited both of those volumes with his long-time collaborator Ken Conca of American University. Geoff was a lead author for the 5th assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II Chapter 12 entitled “Human Security” released in 2014.  While serving as director of the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program from 1997-2012, Geoff also edited the program’s annual Environmental Change and Security Program Report.


  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Nicole Kirchner, Linsey Edmunds, Paola Munoz, Winter Wilson and Lindsey Siegrist. 2020. Environmental Science and U.S. Security Communities. Occasional Report of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University.
  • Jon Barnett and Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2019. “Environmental Security.” Contemporary Security Studies 5th ed. Alan Collins, Ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko and Meaghan Parker. 2018. “Afterword: From Backdraft to Boomerang.” Water, Climate Change and the Boomerang Effect: Unintentional Consequences of Resource Insecurity. Larry Swatuk and Lars Wirkus, Eds. (London: Routledge).
  • Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2018. “On Being a Trigger for Peace” The Environmental Forum (July-August): 52-55.
  • Lukas Rüttinger, Dan Smith, Gerald Stang, Dennis Tänzler, Janani Vivekananda, Oli Brown, Alexander Carius, Geoff Dabelko, Roger-Mark De Souza, Shreya Mitra, Katharina Nett, Meaghan Parker, Benjamin Pohl. 2015. A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks. Berlin: adelphi, International Alert, Wilson Center, European Institute for Security Studies.
  • W.N. Adger, J.M. Pulhin, J. Barnett, G.D. Dabelko, G.K. Hovelsrud, M. Levy, Ú. Oswald Spring, and C.H. Vogel, 2014: Human security. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, pp. 755-791.
  • Francois Gemenne, Jon Barnett, Neil Adger, & Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2014. “Climate and Security: Evidence, Emerging Risks, and a New Agenda” Climatic Change 123 (1): 1-9.  [Guest co-editor of the special issue that this article opens.]
  • Benjamin Pohl, Alexander Carius, Ken Conca, Geoffrey Dabelko, Annika Kramer, David Michel, Sussane Schmeier, Ashok Swain, & Aaron Wolf. 2014. The Rise of Hydro-Diplomacy: Strengthening Foreign Policy for Transboundary Waters. Berlin: Adelphi.
  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko and Will Rogers. 2014. “Military-to-Military Cooperation on Environment and Natural Disasters: Engagement for Peacebuilding.” Governance, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. Carl Bruch, Carroll Muffett, & Sandra S. Nichols, Eds. (London: Earthscan).
  • Neil Adger, Jon Barnett, & Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2013. “Climate and War: A Call for More Research” Nature 498 (171).
  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2013 “The Periphery Isn’t Peripheral: Addressing Future Trends through Integrated Analysis and Development.” In The Future Can’t Wait: Over-the-Horizon Views on Development. Steve Gale and Sarah Jackson, Eds. (Washington, DC: Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, National Defense University, Woodrow Wilson Center): 88-93.
  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2009. “Avoid Hyperbole, Oversimplificiation when Climate and Security Meet” Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (August 24).
  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2009. “Planning for Climate Change: The Security Community’s Precautionary Principle” Climatic Change Vol 96 (1): 13.
  • Kent Hughes Butts and Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2009. “One Way to Boost US-China Military Cooperation” Christian Science Monitor (April 21).
  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2008. “An Uncommon Peace: Environment, Development, and the Global Security Agenda.” Environment Vol. 50 (3): 32-45.
  • Karin Bencala and Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2008. “Water Wars: Obscuring Opportunities.” Journal of International Affairs Vol. 61 (2): 21-33.
  • Coleen Vogel, Susanne C. Moser, Roger E. Kasperson, and Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2007. “Linking Vulnerability, Adaptation and Resilience Science to Practice: Players, Pathways and Partnerships.” Global Environmental Change (17): 349–364.
  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2005. “Speaking their Language: How to Communicate Better with Policymakers and Opinion Shapers – and Why Academics Should Bother in the First Place” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law, and Economics 5:4 (December): 381-386.
  • Aaron T. Wolf, Annika Kramer, Alexander Carius and Geoffrey D. Dabelko “Managing Water Conflict and Cooperation“, State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security (Norton, 2005): 80-95.
  • Ken Conca, Alexander Carius, and Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2005. “Building Peace Through Environmental Cooperation,” with Ken Conca and Alexander Carius, State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security(Norton): 144-155.
  • Alexander Carius and Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2004. “Institutionalizing Responses to Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation,” Understanding Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation (Nairobi: United Nations Environment Programme): 21-33.
  • Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2002. Environmental Peacemaking (Washington and Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press).
  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 1999. “The Environmental Factor,” The Wilson Quarterly, 23:4 (Autumn,): 14-19.
  • Daniel C. Esty, Jack A. Goldstone, Ted Robert Gurr, Barbara Harff, Marc Levy, Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Pamela T. Surko and Alan N. Unger. 1998. “State Failure Task Force Report: Phase II Findings.” (McLean, VA: Science Applications International Corporation, July 31).
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