The sovereignty of states cannot be studied in isolation from the environment in which they reside. Changes in climate patterns have a profound impact on human behavior and pose new challenges for the state. As rising sea levels, droughts, erratic rainfall, and food insecurity sweep across regions due to climate change, large populations have begun abandoning their homelands in search of security and better living standards. Athar Ali discusses how climate-driven mass migrations have influenced the sovereignty of states, disrupting socio-economic and political development.
Athar Ali holds a degree in international relations from Abbottabad University of Science & Technology (AUST). His area of writing includes democratic capitalism and international law. He frequently writes on the changing state dynamics in the wake of the Fifth Industrial Revolution.