In this major book Harald Welzer shows how climate change and violence go hand in hand. Climate change has far–reaching consequences for the living conditions of peoples around the world: inhabitable spaces shrink, scarce resources become scarcer, injustices grow deeper, not only between North and South but also between generations, storing up material for new social tensions and giving rise to violent conflicts, civil wars and massive refugee flows. Climate change poses major new challenges in terms of security, responsibility and justice, but as Welzer makes disturbingly clear, very little is being done to confront them.
The paperback edition includes a new Preface that brings the book up to date and addresses the most recent developments and trends.
1. A Ship in the Desert
2. Climate Conflict
3. Global Warming and Social Catastrophes
4. A Brief Survey of Climate Change
5. Killing Yesterday
6. Killing Today. Ecocide
7. Killing Tomorrow. Never–Ending Wars, Ethnic
Cleansing, Terrorism, Shifting Frontiers
8. Changed Realities
9. The Revival of Old Conflicts: Faiths, Classes, Resources and the Erosion of Democracy
10. More Violence
11. What Can and Cannot Be Done – I
12. What Can and Cannot Be Done – II
Martin Albrow, University of Wales
"Rampant climate change will redraw the geopolitical map of the 21st century. This book asks the uncomfortable but important questions that we will face in the future."
Robert Falkner, London School of Economics and Political Science