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Unstable Ground : Climate Change, Conflict, and Genocide (Hardcover) (Alex Alvarez)

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"Alvarez has written one of the first, and most assuredly the hest. analyses of the connection between climate I change and genocide. As one of the top genocide scholars, he has combined Ins in-depth knowledge of that subject with the most important and up-to-date research on climate change. Alvarez is not afraid to confront the possible connection between the changing environment on our planet and future political violence"

"In this highly engaging multidisciplinary volume. Alvarez explores the central issue of our time---the causes and far-reaching consequences of human-induced climate change. Drawing on his own deep expertise as a genocide studies scholar. Alvarez takes us on an at times harrowing tour of the role climate change is already playing---and will increasingly play---in producing and shaping violent conflicts, atrocities, and refugee flows around the globe. Of interest to both scholars and informed citizens, Alvarez's book clearly sets out the enormous challenges facing all of us. while offering hope that we can take substantive steps to confront this unprecedented threat to humanity and the planet that is our one and only home"

Maureen S. Hiebert, University of Calgary

Unstable Ground Looks At The Human Impact Of Climate Change And Its

potential to provoke some of the most troubling crimes against humanity-ethnic conflict, war. and genocide. Alex Alvarez provides an essential overview of what science has shown to be true about climate change and examines how our warming world will challenge and stress societies and heighten the risk of mass violence

Drawing on a number of recent and historic examples, including Darfur. Syria, and the current migration crisis, this book illustrates the thorny intersections of climate change and violence. The author doesn't claim causation but makes a compelling case that changing environmental circumstances can be a critical factor in facilitating violent conflict. As research suggests that climate change will continue and accelerate, understanding how it might contribute to violence is essential in understanding how to prevent it
Number of Pages: 212
Genre: Political Science, History
Series Title: Studies in Genocide: Religion, History, and Human Rights
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Alex Alvarez
Language: English
Street Date: July 25, 2017
TCIN: 52813756
UPC: 9781442265684
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-1620
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