Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence

by Christian Parenti

Paperback, 2012

Description

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.

Status

Available

Call number

304.2

Publication

Bold Type Books (2012), Edition: Reprint, 312 pages

User reviews

LibraryThing member Stbalbach
There is a good book here that's been subsumed by jargon-laden sentences that obscure rather than clarify. It's too bad as Parenti's thesis is a good one, the unfortunate reality of how climate change is manifesting: the mid-latitude poor countries break down while the northern rich become more
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authoritarian. Parenti describes a constellation of factors, local and global, current and historic - no single cause but force multipliers and repeated shocks to the system from multiple interrelated cause and effects. Recommended for the reader with a good thesaurus.
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Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2011

ISBN

1568587295 / 9781568587295
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