Climate Wars What People Will Be Killed for in the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 0745651453

ISBN-13: 9780745651453

Edition: 2012

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Struggles over drinking water, new outbreaks of mass violence, ethnic cleansing, civil wars in the earth’s poorest countries, endless flows of refugees: these are the new conflicts and forces shaping the world of the 21st century. They no longer hinge on ideological rivalries between great powers but rather on issues of class, religion and resources. The genocides of the last century have taught us how quickly social problems can spill over into radical and deadly solutions. Rich countries are already developing strategies to garner resources and keep ‘climate refugees’ at bay.In this major new book Harald Welzer shows how climate change and violence go hand in hand. Climate change has far-reaching consequences for the living conditions of peoples around the world: inhabitable spaces shrink, scarce resources become scarcer, injustices grow deeper, not only between North and South but also between generations, storing up material for new social tensions and giving rise to violent conflicts, civil wars and massive refugee flows. Climate change poses major new challenges in terms of security, responsibility and justice, but as Welzer makes disturbingly clear, very little is being done to confront them.
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 3/2/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Acknowledgements
A Ship in the Desert: The Past and Future of Violence
Climate Conflicts
Global Warming and Social Catastrophes
A Brief Survey of Climate Change
Killing Yesterday
Killing Today: Ecocide
Killing Tomorrow: Never-Ending Wars, Ethnic Cleansing, Terrorism, Shifting Boundaries
Changed Realities
The Revival of Old Conflicts: Faiths, Classes, Resources and the Erosion of Democracy
More Violence
What Can and Cannot Be Done - 1
What Can and Cannot Be Done - 2
Notes
Index
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