Violence + Global Warming – Temp increase of just 2°C can up inter-group conflicts by 50%

(CBS News) A new study found that climate change may cause people to be more violent. The study draws a link between increased rates of domestic violence, assault and other violent crimes and a warming climate and says that aggression can be associated with higher temperatures. Researchers re-analyzed 60 studies from recent decades that look…

Earth Under Water – Worldwide Flooding – Global Warming – National Geographic Documentary

Earth Under Water – Worldwide Flooding | National Geographic (2010) Miami, New Orleans and New York City completely under water it’s a very real possibility if sea levels continue to rise. In Earth Under Water we’ll see these events unfold as leading experts forecast how mankind will be impacted if global warming continues. They’ll break down…

Climate change stokes violent reaction

By Tim Radford / Climate News Network An exhaustive study of a wide range of conflicts over thousands of years has found that rising temperatures are inevitably linked to an increase in violence. LONDON, 1 August – Stand by for more violence. As planetary temperatures rise, so does the likelihood of murder, rape and domestic…

Climate Change, Migration and Security in South Asia

South Asia will be among the regions hardest hit by climate change. Higher temperatures, more extreme weather, rising sea levels, increasing cyclonic activity in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, as well as floods in the region’s complex river systems will complicate existing development and poverty reduction initiatives. Coupled with high population density…

The state of the climate and national security

The release of huge quantities of previously stored “multiyear/deep layer” carbon deposite and equivalent greenhouse gases (CO2/CH4/N2O, from soil and water) can act like a trigger to boot the earth systems. This boot begins initially with a transition phase depending on the rate of emissions and in further development creates several large scale carbon excursions…

Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks

NSA Prism is motivated in part by fears that environmentally-linked disasters could spur anti-government activism The Guardian: Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants. New Zealandcourt…

Permafrost: The Tipping Time Bomb

“If we can limit our emissions, then the permafrost region will release less carbon to the atmosphere, there is a curve – it’s not a all or nothing question.” Ben Abbott One of the most feared of climate change “feedbacks” is the potential release of greenhouse gases by melting arctic permafrost soils. New research indicates…

“Climate Change Is Real” – Former NY Army Corps Commander John Boulé

5/16/13: At the WNET Sandy town hall, the former commander of the New York District, Army Corps of Engineers, John Boulé warns New Yorkers to stop ignoring climate change and start preparing for higher sea level rise and more frequent and more powerful storms.   Brad Johnson: At a May 16 televised forum on the recovery from Superstorm…

The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats

Journalist and historian in war studies Gwynne Dyer discusses his book “Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats,” presented by Harvard Book Store. Dyer explores the cultural and political ramifications of climate change, such as dwindling resources, population shifts, natural disasters, epidemics, crashing economies, and political extremism. More lectures at http://forum-network.org

Does Climate Change Threaten The Survival Of The Human Race? Ask Deepak!

Read more: http://bitly.com/SGJGPi Subscribe to The Chopra Well: http://bit.ly/M5z254 Description: Joined by David Gershon, founder and president of the Empowerment Institute, Deepak Chopra addresses climate change and social action. They argue that by taking collective action, we can make an impact on the world and on our environment for the better.* Gershon addresses some of the key…

Peak oil, climate change and pipeline geopolitics driving Syria conflict

By Nafeez Ahmed / Guardian: Root-cause environmental and energy factors sparking violence will continue to destabilise Arab world without urgent reforms The civil war in Syria has been devastating, generating a death toll fast approaching 100,000, while uprooting millions of civilians from their homes. But as the US and Russia signed an unprecedented accord on Wednesday in search…