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Trump’s climate policies will create more war, more refugees #auspol


By Dr Joe Romm
Trump would be creating the perfect conditions for failed states and violence in North America.

There is widespread agreement that scarcity is a threat to democracy.” — The Coming Age of Scarcity, 1998

Donald Trump’s climate policies would create dozens of failed states south of the U.S. border and around the world. They would lead to hundreds of millions of refugees and more authoritarian demagogues like Trump himself.

Trump’s policies would assure that a tremendous number of people become veterans of one of the ever-growing number of climate-related conflicts.

Trump has said he will cut funding for clean energy, facilitate oil, gas, and coal production, put a climate-denier at the head of the EPA, and work to kill the Paris climate agreement.

It will take a massive fight to prevent a very grim future.

The Pentagon itself made the climate/security link explicit in a 2014 report warning that…

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November 13, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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