"Between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer lies what I call the Tropic of Chaos, a belt of economically and politically battered post-colonial states girding the planet's mid-latitudes. In this band, around the tropics, climate change is beginning to hit hard. The societies in this belt are heavily dependent on agriculture and fishing, thus very vulnerable to shifts in weather patterns ... In this belt we find clustered most of the failed and semi-failed states of the developing world." p. 9 Christian Parenti has written a book about climate change, "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the …
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Ted Glick is the national policy director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Past writings and more information can be found here.
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