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Title Climate wars : why people will be killed in the twenty-first century / Harald Welzer ; translated by Patrick Camiller.
Author Welzer, Harald, author.
Publication Cambridge : Polity Press, [2017]
Copyright date ©2017
Edition 2017 edition, with new preface.
Description X, 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call # 304.25 W
Bibliography Includes index.
Note Originally published: Klimakriege: wofür im 21. Jahrhundert getötet wird. Frankfurt an Main : Fischer Verlag, 2008
Translation of: Klimakriege: wofür im 21. Jahrhundert getötet wird, 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-214) and index.
Contents A ship in the desert: the past and future of violence -- Climate conflicts -- Global warming and social catastrophes -- A brief survey of climate change -- Killing yesterday -- Killing today: ecocide -- Killing tomorrow: never-ending wars, ethnic cleansing, terrorism, shifting boundaries -- Changing realities -- The revival of old conflicts: faiths, classes, resources and the erosion of democracy -- More violence -- What can and cannot be done- 1 -- What can and cannot be done- 2.
Summary Struggles over drinking water, new outbreaks of mass violence, ethnic cleansing, civil wars in the earth's poorest countries, endless flows of refugees: these are the new conflicts and forces shaping the world of the 21st century. They no longer hinge on ideological rivalries between great powers but rather on issues of class, religion, and resources. The genocides of the last century have taught us how quickly social problems can spill over into radical and deadly solutions. Rich countries are already developing strategies to garner resources and keep "climate refugees" at bay. In this major new book Harald Welzer shows how climate change and violence go hand in hand. Climate change has far-reaching consequences for the living conditions of peoples around the world: inhabitable spaces shrink, scarce resources become scarcer, injustices grow deeper, not only between North and South but also between generations, storing up material for new social tensions and giving rise to violent conflicts, civil wars, and massive refugee flows. Climate change poses major new challenges in terms of security, responsibility and justice, but as Welzer makes disturbingly clear, very little is being done to confront them.
Subject Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Climatic changes -- Political aspects.
Climatic extremes -- Social aspects.
Climatic extremes -- Political aspects.
Violence -- Environmental aspects.
Refugees -- Environmental aspects.
War -- Environmental aspects.
Addl. Author Camiller, Patrick, translator.
Addl. Title Klimakriege. English
ISBN 9780745651460

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