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Tropic of chaos : climate change and the new geography of violence

Author: Christian Parenti
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, ©2011.
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Journalist Christian Parenti examines the influence of extreme weather which is caused by global warming on unrest and violence in countries located along mid-latitudes and examines how sustainable living among the world's population could solve the problems.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Parenti
ISBN: 9781568586007 1568586000
OCLC Number: 435418573
Description: viii, 295 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Last call for illusion --
Who killed Ekaru Loraman? --
Military soothsayers --
War for a small planet : adaptation as counterinsurgency --
pt. II. Africa --
Geopolitics of a cattle raid --
Monsoons and tipping points --
The rise and fall of East African states --
Somali apocalypse --
Theorizing failed states --
pt. III. Asia --
Drugs, drought and Jihad : environmental history of the Afghanistan War --
Kyrgyzstan's little climate war --
India and Pakistan : glaciers, rivers, and unfinished business --
India's drought rebels --
pt. IV. Latin America --
Rio's agony : from extreme weather to "planet of slums" --
Golgotha mexicana : climate refugees, free trade, and the war next door --
American walls and demagogues --
Implications and possibilities.
Responsibility: Christian Parenti.


An award-winning journalist combines on-the-ground reportage with incisive analysis to reveal the disturbing connection between climate change and increased social and political violence.  Read more...
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San Francisco Bay Guardian "Christian Parenti offers an unusual and compelling analysis of violence through the lens of the environment...Parenti also turns a sharp eye upon the repression, Read more...

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