SEARCH BLOG: GLOBAL WARMING
In the Detroit Free Press:
Violence could mount as Earth's temperature risesI think there is more likelihood that battles may be fought over scarce energy sources as people are faced with ill-advised government policies that make heating homes prohibitively expensive.
Food shortages, disasters to fuel war, experts say
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A warmer planet could find itself more often at war.
The Earth's fast-changing climate has a range of serious thinkers -- from military brass to geographers to diplomats -- predicting a spate of armed conflicts driven by the weather.
Shifting temperatures lead to shifting populations, they say, and that throws together groups with long-standing rivalries and thrusts them into competition for food and water.
"It's not hard to imagine violent outbursts," said Julianne Smith of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.