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Climate Wars Have Already Begun

June 7th, 2007 (07:33 am)

Many people have predicted that, as global warming proceeds, there will be wars over dwindling resources. Now, seen at Irregular Times:

Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute at Columbia University writes, “The severe decline in precipitation in the African Sahel during the past 30 years seems to be related to both anthropogenic warming and aerosol pollution. The violence in Darfur and Somalia is fundamentally related to food and water insecurity. Ivory Coast’s civil war stems, at least in part, from ethnic clashes after people fled the northern drylands of Burkina Faso for the coast.”

The dystopia is already here.

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Posted by: goldsquare (goldsquare)
Posted at: June 7th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)

Circa 1975, it was taught to me that the original basis of combat in the Middle East and Israel is over water and arable land.

And what are the first and second Iraq Wars?

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