Notes # 38 reading homer dixon

Notes # 38 reading homer dixon - Environmental Changes as...

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Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict 1. Introduction a. Environmental change may shift the balance of power between states either regionally or globally, producing instabilities that could lead to war b. Warmer temperatures could also lead to contention over new ice free sea lanes in the artic. c. Countries might fight over dwindling supplies of water and the effects of upstream pollution d. Food might be used as weapons e. Environmental change could cause gradual impoverishment of societies 2. The Range of Environmental Problems a. Developing countries are likely to be affected sooner and more severely by environmental change than rich countries b. Developing countries do not have the financial, material, or intellectual resources of the developed countries c. Developing countries have a social and political institutions that tend to be fragile and riven with discord d. Seven major problems i. Greenhouse warming ii. Stratospheric ozone iii. Depletion iv. Acid deposition v. Deforestation vi. Degradation of agricultural land vii. Overuse and pollution of water supplies
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