Climate chaos to come

The investigative journalist Christian Parenti’s new book Tropic of Chaos exposes how global warming could lead to chaos and global warfare. Something prescient scientists have been pointing out for years. In an interview on Democracy Now, Parenti pointed out –

 Extreme weather from Texas to Somalia may indicate that a new era of climate war is upon us. Just this month, massive floods have shut down two nuclear power facilities in Nebraska. In New Mexico, the nation’s top nuclear weapons lab in Los Alamos is being threatened by an uncontrolled wildfire. Meanwhile, the United Nations warns the Horn of Africa is facing its worst drought in 60 years, affecting more than 10 million in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda. We speak with award-winning journalist Christian Parenti who argues in his new book that global warming is leading to social and environmental catastrophe. “The weather associated with climate change, extreme weather such as the drought, punctuated by flooding in East Africa, punctuated by flooding in East Africa, is adding to this. Climate change very often doesn’t just look bad weather, it looks like ethnic violence or religious violence or banditry or civil war,” says Parenti.

For the Democracy Now interview with Parenti, see:

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/6/30/climate_chaos_christian_parentis_new_book

Reading the descriptions of catastrophic climate change in Christian Parenti’s book, reminded me of the end-of -the-world visions that I cited from the Völuspa in my new book, Eye of the Seeress, Voice of the Poet.

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