If you’re anywhere New York City Thursday evening, you should go hear Christian Parenti talk about his new book, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence.
Thursday, June 30, 2011, 7 pm
The New School
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10011
The new era of climate war is upon us. Extreme weather brought on by global warming is unleashing cascades of unrest and violence across the globe, from Africa to Asia to the Americas. In Tropic of Chaos, award-winning writer Christian Parenti reports from the front lines of this gathering social and environmental catastrophe. Combining historical insight with on-the-ground reporting, Parenti shows how environmental crisis is colliding with the twin legacies of Cold War militarism and unbridled free market economics to cause fragile nations to disintegrate into failed states. Tropic of Chaos is a survey of a world in peril and an urgent call to action: Those living in the privileged Global North must recognize that our own future security is inextricably linked to the fate of the struggling nations of the Global South.
Christian will be on my radio show on July 9.