Against the Grain | Tues 6.28.11 | Climate Chaos
Christian Parenti. Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. Nation Books, 2011
Residents of the Global North may be justly wringing their hands about
flooding, droughts, and freak weather, but the most worrying effects of
climate change are expected to hit the countries of the Global South,
especially those in the broad regions on either side of the equator.
Christian Parenti has reported from that vast area and discusses the shape
that climate-related social dislocation is already taking, as well as the
militarized plans of the rich countries to keep poor climate refugees out.