UN: Climate Change To Cause More Wars

Not Just Rising Seas Anymore

A new report by the United Nations on climate change warns that life as we know it may be seriously damaged unless action is taken to curtail the so-called global threat. A Politico article notes that the report ratchets up the scare tactics to record levels, warning that drought, hunger and even wars may increase:

A United Nations science panel issued its most dire warnings yet Monday on the dangers of climate change, saying the impacts already being felt on every continent threaten to reduce crop yields, wipe out poor people’s livelihoods, inundate low-lying lands, worsen droughts and possibly even increase the risks of wars.

The report, released in Yokohama, Japan, predicts increased wars and other global conflicts because of the way climate change “can indirectly increase risks of violent conflicts in the form of civil war and inter-group violence by amplifying well-documented drivers of these conflicts such as poverty and economic shocks.”