NO WAR NO WARMING -- References

Focus is on the impact of climate change on war and war on climate change!


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Coordinator

Judy Lerner, Peace Action, judyct12@aol.com 

 

 

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The Issue
To instill a culture of peace instead of a culture of war. The focus is on how war and violence exacerbates climate change and then connect peace activists with environmentalists to alert the world of the impact of war on climate change.

Main themes
Right to use environmental resources causes conflict Conflict exacerbates poverty and causes environmental damage. The two combine creating a cyclical effect leading to further conflict.

References

1. Barlow, Maude, Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water, 2007

2. Dodds & Sherman, (2007) Climate and the UN - A new bid for control, BBC web site http//newsforums.BBC.co.UK/nol/thread.jspa?threadID=6372&edition=1&ttl=20070517154147

3. Horton, Graeme & McMichel, Tony, “Climate Change Health Check: 2020” Doctors for the Environment, Australia. April 2008 4. Knickerbocker, Brad, “Could Global Warming Cause War?”, Christian science Monitor, April 19, 2008.

5. Moret, Lauren, “Planet Earth as Weapon and Target”, Journal of International Issues, V9 n4 Winter 2005.

6. Klimawandel & Sicherheit. – 16.4.2007: CNA: National Security & Threat of Climate Ch. Page 6. 1.2. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

7. Natural Resources Defense Council, Issues: Feeling the Heat in Florida, Global Warming on a Local Level, October 2001.

8. Schell, Jonathan, The Old and New Shapes of Nuclear Danger, Nation, December 24, 2007.

9. Stoller, Gary, Concern Grows Over the Pollution From Jets, USA Today, July 2006.



 

 

 

(1)  Photo by Larry Roeder, (c) 2007