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

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From Africa to Asia and Latin America, the era of climate wars has begun. Extreme weather is breeding banditry, humanitarian crisis, and state failure.

In Tropic of Chaos, investigative journalist Christian Parenti travels along the front lines of this gathering catastrophe--the belt of economically and politically battered postcolonial nations and war zones girding the planet's midlatitudes. Here he finds failed states amid climatic disasters. But he also reveals the unsettling presence of Western military forces and explains how they see an opportunity in the crisis to prepare for open-ended global counterinsurgency.

Parenti argues that this incipient "climate fascism"--a political hardening of wealthy states-- is bound to fail. The struggling states of the developing world cannot be allowed to collapse, as they will take other nations down as well. Instead, we must work to meet the challenge of climate-driven violence with a very different set of sustainable economic and development policies.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Christian Parenti is a contributing editor at the Nation. The author of Lockdown America, The Soft Cage, and The Freedom, he has written for Fortune, Mother Jones, Conde Nast Traveler, Playboy, the New York Times, and the London Review of Books, among others. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568587295
Subtitle:
Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence
Author:
Parenti, Christian
Publisher:
Nation Books
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20120904
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 13
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 18 up to 110

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