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With Climate Crisis Generating Growing Threats to Global Peace, Security Council Must Ramp Up Efforts, Lessen Risk of Conflicts, Speakers Stress in Open Debate | UN Press

  2023-10-06 (or before) in United Nations Press Office

  Tagged under: Conflict

Neoextractivism and Territorial Disputes in Latin America: Social-ecological Conflict and Resistance on the Front Lines

  2023-08-18 (or before) in

This book reflects on the continuing expansion of extractive forms of capitalist development into new territories in Latin America, and the resistance movements that are trying to combat the ecological and social destruction that follows. Latin American development models continue to prioritise extractivism: the intensive exploitation and exportation of nature in its primary commodity form. This constant expansion of the extractive frontier into new territories leads to forms of place-based res

  Tagged under: Conflict

Conflict and climate disasters combine to create record rise in displaced people

  2023-05-11 in The Guardian

Ukraine war and Pakistan’s ‘monsoon on steroids’ among events driving surge on ‘scale never seen before’ as 71m people displaced

  Tagged under: Conflict | Africa | Middle East

Crisis-hit Sudan faces biggest threat yet: climate change

  2023-05-03 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Conflict, coups, dire poverty: Sudan is reeling from multiple crises, but environmental activist Nisreen Elsaim warns a bigger problem dwarfs them all—climate change.

  Tagged under: Conflict | Climate Change | Activism

Warming increases the risk of civil war in Africa | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2023-05-03 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Armed conflict within nations has had disastrous humanitarian consequences throughout much of the world. Here we undertake the first comprehensive ...

  Tagged under: Conflict | Climate Change | Africa

Confirmed: Global floods, droughts worsening with warming

  2023-03-14 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

The intensity of extreme drought and rainfall has "sharply" increased over the past 20 years, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Water. These aren't merely tough weather events, they are leading to extremes such as crop failure, infrastructure damage, even humanitarian crises and conflict.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | Conflict

State of Climate in Africa highlights water stress and hazards

  2022-09-05 in World Meteorological Organization

Water stress and hazards like withering droughts and devastating floods are hitting African communities, economies and ecosystems hard. Rainfall patterns are disrupted, glaciers are disappearing and key lakes are shrinking. Rising water demand combined with limited and unpredictable supplies threatens to aggravate conflict and displacement, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

  Tagged under: Drought | Conflict | Africa

Climate change amplifies the risk of conflict, study from Africa shows

  2022-07-13 in Mongabay

In October 2021, the city of Guriel in Somalia’s Galguduud region became the epicenter of fierce fighting between the national army and a paramilitary group that left more than 100 people dead and displaced another 100,000. In November, the government declared a national emergency as drought intensified over 80% of the country, including in Galguduud. […]

  Tagged under: Drought | Conflict | Climate Change | Africa

Christian Parenti: Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence

  2021-11-11 (or before) in YouTube

In his lecture Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence Dr. Christian Parenti talks about our new climate reality. From Africa to As...

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Conflict | Climate Change | Africa

Cop26: ‘World conflict and chaos’ could be the result of a summit failure

  2021-10-24 in The Guardian

Top climate official issues strong warning on effect of unchecked greenhouse gases ahead of summit

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Conflict

Re-framing the threat of global warming: an empirical causal loop diagram of climate change, food insecurity and societal collapse - Climatic Change

  2021-02-25 (or before) in Springer Verlag

There is increasing concern that climate change poses an existential risk to humanity. Understanding these worst-case scenarios is essential for good risk management. However, our knowledge of the causal pathways through which climate change could cause societal collapse is underdeveloped. This paper aims to identify and structure an empirical evidence base of the climate change, food insecurity and societal collapse pathway. We first review the societal collapse and existential risk literature and define a set of determinants of societal collapse. We develop an original methodology, using these determinants as societal collapse...

  Tagged under: Conflict | Climate Change | Collapse

Locust crisis poses a danger to millions, forecasters warn

  2020-03-20 in The Guardian

Experts fear swarms like those seen in Africa will become more common as tropical storms create favourable breeding conditions

  Tagged under: Africa | Conflict | Middle East

Water Conflict - World's Water

  2019-12-31 (or before) in World Water

In an ongoing effort to understand the connections between water resources, water systems, and international security and conflict, the Pacific Institute initiated a project in the late 1980s to track and categorize events related to water and conflict, which has been continuously updated since. The database, updated in January 2019, presents the information as a chronology and map. Use the links below to explore the chronological list of events or the interactive events map.

  Tagged under: Conflict | Water Resources

The battle on the frontline of climate change in Mali - BBC News

  2019-01-22 (or before) in The BBC

Climate change is aggravating the conflict in Mali and making it harder to survive. writes Lyse Doucet.

  Tagged under: Africa | Global Warming | Conflict | Climate Change | Mali

Climate change is exacerbating world conflicts, says Red Cross president

  2018-10-21 in The Guardian

‘It’s obvious some of the violence we are observing … is directly linked to climate change,’ says Peter Maurer

  Tagged under: Conflict | Climate Change | Africa

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