Journalist Christian Parenti speaks about his new book, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. He connects the effects of climate change to the increasing number of civil wars, ethnic violence, criminality and failed states between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Parenti argues that in the U.S., factions on the right are using climate change as an excuse to push for increased border control and harsh anti-immigrant policies.
Christian Parenti, contributing editor at The Nation, a Puffin Foundation writing fellow at The Nation Institute, and a visiting scholar at the City University of New York. He is the author of Tropic of Chaos, Lockdown America, The Soft Cage, and The Freedom.
Christian Parenti’s full length talk with questions and answers:
For more information:
The International Programme on the State of the Ocean
The Nature Conservancy
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
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