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Climate Change and Armed Conflict: Hot and Cold Wars by James R. Lee

By James R. Lee

This booklet examines the evolution of the connection among weather switch and clash, and makes an attempt to imagine destiny developments.

Owing to the buildup of greenhouse gases within the surroundings, present developments in weather swap won't substantially adjust over the following part century no matter if drastic motion is taken now. alterations in weather will produce precise varieties and modes of clash, redefine the worth of vital assets, and create new demanding situations to holding social order and balance. This ebook examines the implications of weather swap and argues that it has and should produce kinds of forms of clash: 'cold wars' and 'hot wars'. Cold wars will happen in northern and southern latitudes as warming attracts nations into attainable clash as a result of increasing pursuits in exploiting new assets and territories (inter-state conflict). Hot wars will get away round the equator as warming expands and intensifies dry parts, expanding festival for scarce assets (intra-state conflict). clash isn't really inevitable, however it can be a outcome of ways states, foreign associations and other people react to adjustments in weather. weather swap and clash have continuously formed human stories. This booklet lays out the parameters of the connection, exhibits its heritage, and forecasts its traits, supplying destiny stipulations and possibilities for altering the ancient course we're on.

This booklet could be of significant curiosity for college students of weather switch and environmental safeguard, peace and clash reports, and IR/security reviews in most cases.

James R. Lee is a Professor within the tuition of overseas provider, American college, Washington, DC and affiliate Director of yank University's heart for instructing Excellence. he's writer of a number of books on diplomacy, together with, such a lot lately, Exploring the Gaps: important hyperlinks among alternate, atmosphere and Culture (2000).

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