Climate change and the prediction of increasing violence are certainly not good news. My concern about both is one of the reasons I wrote, I Call Myself Earth Girl . But here, at the end of this blog is the GOOD NEWS.
We can build that new world—not through technology and arms, but through community and collaboration. Bottom-up, not top-down.
It’s true: we are the ones we’ve been waiting for. And given the impending climate crisis, there’s no point in waiting anymore.
Finally, in the Sunday New York Times, a report giving empirical evidence of what we already knew intuitively, that climate change leads to violence, and that it’s going to get worse as the planet continues to warm.
For a couple of years now I’ve had a haunting premonition that violence is going to come even to the comfortable, beautiful corner of the world where I live.
We saw how fast tempers flared when Hurricane Sandy created gas shortages down in the New York metropolitan area.
What happens when our industrial food supply starts to fail, given the inevitable and already-occurring wildfires, droughts, tornados and floods?
When people get hungry, survival-of-the-fittest kicks in, and it will take serious riot police to keep order when the supermarkets run out of food.
The authors of the new report say that their findings “are particularly important for what they imply about the future…
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