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Global Warring
How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map
 
 
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13 Jan 2010
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Combining climate research and interviews with geopolitical strategists and military planners, Paskal identifies the environmental problems that are most likely to start wars, destroy economies and create failed states. Global Warring is a fascinating tour through our uncertain future and is essential to understanding tomorrow's world.


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Combining climate research and interviews with geopolitical strategists and military planners, Paskal identifies the environmental problems that are most likely to start wars, destroy economies and create failed states. Global Warring is a fascinating tour through our uncertain future and is essential to understanding tomorrow's world.


Reviews

 
Awarded a Special Merit in the 2010 Grantham Prize

 
'Cleo Paskal is original and compelling; a pioneering scholar of the new terrain where climate change confronts national security, she charts the dramatic implications not just for the game of nations but for their geographic borders, their resources and their fundamental interests.'- Martin Walker, senior director of the Global Business Policy Council and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of United Press International.
 
'Cleo Paskal's mastery over geopolitics has been fused to a remarkable understanding of just how the coming geophysical changes may affect our planet. This is the fist comprehensive view of the real consequences of environmental change.'- M D Nalapat, UNESCO Peace Chair and director of the Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University, India



"Cleo Paskal's vividly illustrates the complex interconnections between climate change, environmental conditions, and energy security. Rather than just take a global view, she also demonstrates how environmental changes will impact the lives of people across the globe." - Chad Briggs, Senior Advisor, Energy and Environmental Security Directorate. US Department of Energy.

"In a field beset by hyperbole on the one hand, and complacency on the other, Cleo Paskal's work provides a refreshing, well-grounded and highly readable take on geopolitics and environmental change in the twenty-first century." - Jeffrey Mazo, International Institute for Strategic Studies


"[Paskal] writes with the power of a journalist underpinned by the research habits of an academic. . . . She has for years contributed learned articles on how rising sea levels may change international borders with major implications. Her latest book arrives with the clarity and importance of the crack of doom." - Tom Spencer, executive director, European Centre for Public Affairs


"Cleo Paskal in her authoritative new book uses historical examples and modern climate science to draw parallels with 21st century geopolitics which is giving rise to climatepolitics. Paskal's extensive examination points to the uncomfortable conclusion that every country and continent will be seriously impacted by environmental changes this century. The idea that somehow the US and the rest of the developed world will be shielded from the impacts of global heating is patently false." - Jerry Cope, Huffington Post


"Unlike so many other books on the subject, Paskal doesn't limit her scope to the catastrophic environmental damage that climate change could wreak. Instead, she expands her scope to provide a thorough and detailed explanation of how this looming environmental crisis will impact global security and the geopolitical status quo. Global Warring is a pleasure to read, even though its message is distressing. It is neither a sabre-rattling activist's rant nor a dreary policy tome, although it contains the most significant aspects of each. It is a book that makes the reader sit up and take notice and, with luck, take action." - David Leonard, Quill& Quire


Contents


Introduction
PART I: THE USS SIEVE
The Coming Storm
PART II: THE NEW GEOPOLITICAL ICEBERGS
Life On The No Longer Permanent Permafrost
The Global Economy: Waiting for the Ship to Come in
A Short History of Modern Geopolitics, As Seen From the Deck Of A Ship
The Great Cold Rush of '08
PART III: PRECIPITATING CHANGE IN ASIA AND BEYOND
Today's Weather
The Story So Far
Interesting Times, Narrowing Options
PART IV: WATER
Building a Geopolitical Ark
Drawing Lines in the Water
Fighting Over Atlantis
PART V: YOUR POINT IS?
Conclusion


Authors


Cleo Paskal is a fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, as well as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Energy's Global Energy and Environment Strategic Ecosystem. She is adjunct faculty at Manipal University, India and SCMS, India. She is also an award winning journalist who has contributed to a wide range of publications including The Economist, The Times and the The Independent, has hosted BBC radio shows, and wrote an Emmy winning documentary series.