23 Sep '11, 5am

Is Climate Change Already Causing Violent Conflict?

, the author of the newly released book Tropic of Chaos , it already has. Parenti says that climate change is causing violence around the world right now, particularly in the global South. The book “looks at the intersection of the legacy of cold war militarism, free market economic restructuring and the onset of anthropogenic climate change” and traces how these factors, with particular emphasis on the latter as a kind of socio-economic last straw, create the conditions for increased civil war, religious war, banditry and increased violence. He suggests the best way to deal with this violence is to mitigate the exacerbating condition.

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