Christian Parenti joins BBC to explain the debate at the UN over the relationship between political violence and global climate change.
From Kyrgyzstan to Kenya, from Libya to Yemen, Syria and even Egypt, violence and upheaval can be traced back to the price of a loaf of bread.
It's yes or no for a climate-killing oil pipeline slated to run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico—and Obama gets to make the call.
In countries like Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Somalia, droughts and floods linked to climate change have already exacerbated existing civil conflicts and provoked ethnic rioting.
The effects of climate change go beyond the environment, and are even exacerbating violent political conflicts.
Climate change is not just "bad weather." In fact, it fuels ethnic strife, religious violence and resource wars.
When extreme weather hits amid extreme poverty, escape becomes nearly impossible.
Dense cities are a lot more energy efficient than decentralized sprawl, argues Harvard professor and urban advocate Edward Glaeser.
These past few years, mega-fires in the West have become ever more routine.
If we value the planet, we are going to have to get cruel and blunt about defending its beautiful geography from the fossil fuel industry.