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Christian Parenti on Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change & the New Geography of Violence. 1 of 2

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Uploaded on Jun 30, 2011

DemocracyNow.org - 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. Democracy Now! interviews 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.

Christian Parenti, contributing editor at the Nation. Author of several books, most recently, "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence."

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