War Peace

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).

Show description

Read Online or Download Climate Change and Armed Conflict: Hot and Cold Wars (Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution) PDF

Best war & peace books

The Menace of Nationalism in Education (Routledge Library Editions: Education)

Written among the 2 international Wars this quantity examines schooling from the yank, British, French & German views and the measure to which the portrayal of these international locations in class textbooks contributes to nationalism or international peace.

Democracy, Peace, and Security

Democracies are super not going to salary struggle opposed to different democracies – this major proposition of the Democratic Peace conception constitutes the start line for this quantity. Chapters authored through specialists from various elements of the area discover the idea that of Democratic Peace in higher intensity in terms of chosen factor parts and compared to different techniques corresponding to defense groups or live shows of powers.

Regional Peacemaking and Conflict Management: A Comparative Approach (Routledge Global Security Studies)

This quantity examines mechanisms for nearby peacemaking and clash administration in Europe and the center East. up to now little examine has been dedicated to uncovering the stipulations for peace, and the standards that give a contribution to stabilizing the kingdom of peace. This quantity assesses the criteria that give a contribution to nearby pacification, the incentives that encourage states in setting up peaceable family members, and most significantly, how areas develop into peaceable.

Debating the End of Yugoslavia (Southeast European Studies)

Nations hardly ever disappear off the map. within the twentieth century, just a couple of international locations shared this destiny with Yugoslavia. The dissolution of Yugoslavia ended in the most important struggle in Europe due to the fact 1945, substantial human rights violations and over 100,000 sufferers. Debating the tip of Yugoslavia is much less an try and re-write the dissolution of Yugoslavia, or to supply a unique narrative, than to take inventory and contemplate the scholarship thus far.

Extra resources for Climate Change and Armed Conflict: Hot and Cold Wars (Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.59 of 5 – based on 35 votes