Are we sleepwalking into an extended world war?

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Are we sleepwalking into an extended world war?

Postby steve » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:18 pm

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — If we don't deal with climate change decisively, "what we're talking about then is extended world war," the eminent economist said.

His small, elite audience Saturday had been stranded here by bad weather and was talking climate. They couldn't do much about the weather, but the climate was squarely in their hands. And so, Lord Nicholas Stern was telling them, was the potential for mass migrations setting off mass conflict.

"Somehow we have to explain to people just how worrying that is," the British economic thinker said.


And peak oil seems just as likely to cause war too. According to Matt Simmons every major war of the last century has been over energy.

The final element is fear. As things start to get worse whole nations will be gripped by fear about the future and fear is a major cause in violence.
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