[bksvol-discuss] Submitted/nonfiction

  • From: "Deborah Murray" <blinkeeblink@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2011 19:38:53 -0400

Hi all, 

I've just submitted for proofing "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the
New Geography of Violence" by Christian Parenti.

It's been read through w/errors corrected, headers stripped, section
titles/page numbers present, text/headings/footnotes formatted. 295 pages.

From Africa to Asia and Latin America, the era of climate wars has begun.
Extreme weather is breeding banditry, humanitarian crisis, and state
failure.  InTropic of Chaos, investigative journalist Christian Parenti
travels along the front lines of this gathering catastrophe--the belt of
economically and politically battered postcolonial nations and war zones
girding the planet's midlatitudes.  Here he finds failed states amid
climatic disasters.  But he also reveals the unsettling presence of Western
military forces and explains how they see an opportunity in the crisis to
prepare for open-ended global counterinsurgency.  Parenti argues that this
incipient "climate fascism"--a political hardening of wealthy states-- is
bound to fail.  The struggling states of the developing world cannot be
allowed to collapse, as they will take other nations down as well.  Instead,
we must work to meet the challenge of climate-driven violence with a very
different set of sustainable economic and development policies.


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