Global climate change is putting more and more of the earth’s inhabitants at the mercy of extreme weather events. From droughts to floods to extreme heat and cold, abnormal weather patterns are affecting wide swaths of the planet, and as The Nation‘s Christian Parenti explains, even creating violent political situations.
In this Nation Conversation, Parenti joins executive editor Betsy Reed to discuss his article in this week’s issue, Pakistan: One Year After the Floods, which examines one such instance of climate change’s politically destructive consequences. For more on global warming’s political and social fallout, check out Parenti’s latest book, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change in a New Geography of Violence.
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—Anna Lekas Miller