Why Aren’t Governments Dealing With Conflicts Caused by Climate Change?

Why Aren’t Governments Dealing With Conflicts Caused by Climate Change?

Why Aren’t Governments Dealing With Conflicts Caused by Climate Change?

Christian Parenti joins the BBC to explain the debate at the UN over the relationship between political violence and global climate change.

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At the Security Council this week, Western nations clashed with Russia and some developing nations over the adoption of a statement asserting the threat of climate change to international peace and security. The Nation‘s Christian Parenti, author of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence, joined the BBC to explain why such a basic assertion has become such a sticking point for international negotiators. 

For more on the politics of extreme weather, read Parenti’s report “Pakistan One Year After the Floods.”

Kevin Donohoe

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