Tuesday, March 30, 2010
A Must Read for all Policy Makers
Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Ploitical Crises will Redraw the World by Cleo Paskal.
Combining climate research and interviews with geopolitical strategists and military planners, Paskal identifies the environmental problems that are most likely to start wars, destroy economies and create failed states. Global Warring is a fascinating tour through our uncertain future and is essential to understanding tomorrow's world.
PART I: THE USS SIEVE
The Coming Storm
PART II: THE NEW GEOPOLITICAL ICEBERGS
Life On The No Longer Permanent Permafrost
The Global Economy: Waiting for the Ship to Come in
A Short History of Modern Geopolitics, As Seen From the Deck Of A Ship
The Great Cold Rush of '08
PART III: PRECIPITATING CHANGE IN ASIA AND BEYOND
The Story So Far
Interesting Times, Narrowing Options
PART IV: WATER
Building a Geopolitical Ark
Drawing Lines in the Water
Fighting Over Atlantis
PART V: YOUR POINT IS?
'Cleo Paskal is original and compelling; a pioneering scholar of the new terrain where climate change confronts national security, she charts the dramatic implications not just for the game of nations but for their geographic borders, their resources and their fundamental interests.'- Martin Walker, senior director of the Global Business Policy Council and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of United Press International. More >>>