Climate Change and Armed Conflict: Hot and Cold Wars

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-08-18
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Table of Contents

List of mapsp. ix
List of tablesp. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
The Climate Change Warp. 1
Climate change will do more than just raise the temperaturep. 3
The expanding Equatorial Tension Belt and the emerging Polar Tension Beltp. 7
Hot Wars and Cold Warsp. 14
Optimists and pessimists, realists and idealistsp. 16
A brief history of climate change and conflictp. 24
Holocene Warming Periodp. 25
Medieval Climate Optimump. 34
Little Ice Agep. 43
Anthropogene Warming Periodp. 51
The evolving role of climate change and conflict in historyp. 60
Climate change and conflict trendsp. 66
The evidence for and forecasts of climate changep. 67
Extrapolating conflict trendsp. 82
Regions for future climate change and conflictp. 94
Climate change, conflict regions, and lessonsp. 115
Scenarios of climate change and conflictp. 117
Scenarios of climate change and conflictp. 117
Comparing future casesp. 146
Climate change, conflict, and political choicesp. 148
The politics and geopolitics of climate change and conflictp. 148
Learning to live with climate change and conflictp. 160
Five conclusionsp. 165
Bibliographyp. 171
Indexp. 178
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