climate change and global conflict.
Imagine India in 2033. It has overtaken China as the most populous
nation. Yet with 1.5 billion citizens to feed, it’s been three years
since the last monsoon. Without rain, crops die and people starve.
The seeds of conflict take root.
This is one of the scenarios Joachim Schellnhuber,
director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, will
present today to members of the United Nations Security Council in New
York to show the connection between climate change and global security
Either rich nations will find a way to supply needy
nations suffering from damaging climate effects “or you will have all
kinds of unrest and revolutions, with the export of angry and hungry
people to the industrialized countries,” Schellnhuber said in an
Climate change is a “reality that cannot be washed
away,” according to notes prepared for diplomats at today’s session.
“There is growing concern that with faster than anticipated
acceleration, climate change may spawn consequences which are harsher
...Climate change will complicate resource management, particularly in
Asia where monsoons are crucial to the growing season, according to the
140-page Global Trends 2030 report,
produced by the U.S. intelligence community. It will worsen the outlook
for availability of critical resources of food, water and energy, the
Rising global temperatures may provoke conflict
between the European Union and Russia as Arctic ice melts, easing access
to fossil-fuel deposits in that area and opening new sea routes,
Fortunately we live in Canada where we're immune to climate change and don't have to waste time discussing it.
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