Check out this recent Press TV video of Christian Parenti discussing his most recent book Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence.
Parenti highlights the contribution that climate change is making to global conflict by causing droughts and creating a shortage of arable land and resources which exacerbates poverty and war. He argues that the depletion of resources, especially agricultural resources, along with reduced food security resulting from climate change, are major contributors to global violence and conflict. Global security challenges, he theorizes, are “caused by the most colossal set of events in human history: the catastrophic convergence of poverty, violence, and climate change.”
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