Tropic of chaos Climate change and the new geography of violence

Christian Parenti

Book - 2011

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New York : Nation Books c2011.
Physical Description
viii, 295 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Main Author
Christian Parenti (-)
  • Pt. 1. Last call for illusions
  • Who killed Ekaru Loraman?
  • Military soothsayers
  • War for a small planet : adaptation as counterinsurgency
  • Pt. II. Africa
  • Geopolitics of a cattle raid
  • Monsoons and tipping points
  • The rise and fall of East African states
  • Somali apocalypse
  • Theorizing failed states
  • Pt. III. Asia
  • Drugs, drought and Jihad : environmental history of the Afghanistan War
  • Kyrgyzstan's little climate war
  • India and Pakistan : glaciers, rivers, and unfinished business
  • India's drought rebels
  • Pt. IV. Latin America
  • Rio's agony : from extreme weather to "planet of slums"
  • Golgotha mexicana : climate refugees, free trade, and the war next door
  • American walls and demagogues
  • Implications and possibilities.