[Vision2020] "Democracy Now" Interview: Parenti's "Tropic of Chaos:" Global Warming & Global Warfare

Paul Rumelhart godshatter at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 30 12:17:29 PDT 2011

Because we all know that droughts, flooding, fires, and other extreme weather 
events never happened before we started driving SUVs.

I do support initiatives designed to increase our preparedness for such events, 
given that they will happen no matter what.


From: Ted Moffett <starbliss at gmail.com>
To: Moscow Vision 2020 <vision2020 at moscow.com>
Sent: Thu, June 30, 2011 9:48:14 AM
Subject: [Vision2020] "Democracy Now" Interview: Parenti's "Tropic of Chaos:" 
Global Warming & Global Warfare

Christian Parenti's book "Tropic of Chaos" is discussed in todays
interview on Amy Goodman's "Democracy Now," regarding global warming
and global warfare, at website below.

One important point mentioned is that as the GOP has denied that
global warming is a significant threat indicating it be substantially
addressed, the Pentagon has taken global warming very seriously:


>From website above:

Extreme weather from Texas to Somalia may indicate that a new era of
climate war is upon us. Just this month, massive floods have shut down
two nuclear power facilities in Nebraska. In New Mexico, the nation’s
top nuclear weapons lab in Los Alamos is being threatened by an
uncontrolled wildfire. Meanwhile, the United Nations warns the Horn of
Africa is facing its worst drought in 60 years, affecting more than 10
million in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda. We speak
with award-winning journalist Christian Parenti who argues in his new
book that global warming is leading to social and environmental
catastrophe. "The weather associated with climate change, extreme
weather such as the drought, punctuated by flooding in East Africa,
punctuated by flooding in East Africa, is adding to this. Climate
change very often doesn’t just look bad weather, it looks like ethnic
violence or religious violence or banditry or civil war,” says
Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett

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