Tropic of Chaos

The new era of climate war is upon us.  Extreme weather brought on by global warming is unleashing cascades of unrest and violence across the globe, from Africa to Asia to the Americas.

In Tropic of Chaos, Christian Parenti takes us to the frontlines of this gathering catastrophe.  He travels to the drought-stricken savannas of Northwest Kenya where heavily armed pastoralists are fighting each other for water and cattle; into Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan, where environmental changes have fueled violence and military conflict; to the slums and deserts of Brazil and Mexico, where climate-driven rural crises are pushing people into the furnace of the urban drug wars; and ends at the incrreasingly militarized U.S. border where the unraveling of the South is being met by the military might of the Global North.

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