Friday, August 9, 2013

Climate and conflict: Cloudy with a chance of war | The Economist

Climate and conflict: Cloudy with a chance of war | The Economist

EARTH'S climate is changing, whether you like it or not. As it does, other changes—like rising sea levels or falling crop yields—follow. It is easy to see how this might lead to conflict.

Competition for ever scarcer resources such as arable land and its bounty can turn ugly.

As the price of food rises the poor, who spend more of their income on it, are hit more than the rich, exacerbating income inequality and leading to disaffection, resentment and, possibly, violence.


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