Anyone paying attention will know that we are in a climate emergency but a much underestimated component of the great unraveling will be the geo-political response.
As habitat collapses we will see an up-tick in habitat wars as the imperialist nations fight over the last remaining projected habitat.
Professor Guy McPherson who will be touring NZ with me in November 2016 has for a long time hypothesised that NZ will be one of the last habitats on the planet making us a target of all and sundry.
Personally I believe Wall St Banker John Key was sent back to NZ to prepare the way for the re-introduction of the US military to NZ’s waters, covered in a previous blog post: ‘The Multiple Threats from US Naval Fleets Return to NZ‘ here.
Whilst climate change was a factor in the Syrian Conflict the main driver was the imperialist manipulation of the situation to bring about regime change. Nick’s guest obviously has a more benign opinion that mine with regard to the USA. ‘Exponential Interdependencies: Climate Change, International Security, and DMHA‘. He starts:
Question Everything. Prepare for the worst, it is coming. As he says: ‘Many things have changed since the initial gap analysis initiated at founding of the Center for Climate and Security in 2011. The concept of accelerating climate change has become more accepted as a threat multiplier in the defense and security space. Mega Droughts, food shocks, and horrific complex emergencies have affected the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. And a re-balancing in the Asia Pacific region has brought to light a nexus of emerging economic, population, security, and Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (DHMA) issues.’ His post continues. Includes great podcast.