Climate change could destabilize North Korea and, according to a joint report by the Council on Strategic Risks and the Woodwell Climate Research Center, that could be bad. While elites in North Korea seek refined fuel, fine suits, and top-shelf liquor from the outside world, the already food-insecure country is exceptionally vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Climate-fueled flooding and drought in the country’s western bread basket threaten increased crop failures, while sea level rise could threaten nuclear facilities. This destabilization could make the regime feel more vulnerable, and thus might create, “a perverse incentive to increase the production of strategic weapons systems.” (Climate threats: E&E $; Elite demands: Wall Street Journal $; Climate Signals background: Flooding, Drought, Sea level rise)