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Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will…
by Cleo Paskal
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In a perfect storm, the environment, the global economic system and geopolitics are all undergoing rapid, uncontrolled change. In the same way that the climate is in a state of flux, exhibiting erratic behavior before settling into a new norm, in the wake of the global economic crisis, many of the assumptions about the Western economic system have been destroyed, which leads to some troubling questions:
How vulnerable is the United States to more devastating hurricanes like Katrina?
What will the opening of the Arctic mean for Russian access into North American waters?
Will China's lack of clean, fresh water undermine its global ambitions?
Will India's increasingly erratic monsoon affect its economic growth?
Global Warring takes a hard look at these questions. Journalist and analyst Cleo Paskal identifies problem areas that are most likely to start wars, destroy economies and create failed states. Examining the most likely environmental change scenarios, she illuminates the ways in which they could radically alter human existence. A fascinating tour through our uncertain future, Global Warring also offers a controversial new way forward for the global economy and the worldwide environmental crisis.
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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. How aggressive will water-hungry China become in order to secure a sufficient supply of it? What will happen when climate-triggered conflicts like the one in Sudan spread throughout the continent? As India takes its proper place at the high table of nations and begins the large-scale importing of food, what will happen to already dwindling global storehouses? Combining cutting-edge climate research and interviews with geopolitical strategists and military planners, Cleo Paskal identifies problem areas that are most likely to start wars, destroy economies and create failed states. She examines the most likely environmental change scenarios and extrapolates ways in which they could radically alter human existence. Global Warring is a fascinating tour through our uncertain future and is essential to understanding tomorrow's world.
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