Tropic of Chaos:
Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence
by Christian Parenti
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I'm just guessing, but I bet one of the most irritating things about being an expert on climate change is people asking you where they should hunker down to weather the coming crisis. Where's a good place to buy property given the current forecast? Somewhere that's not too close to the coast, away from rising sea levels and tropical storms. A place that has fresh water and other natural resources in abundance, of course. And, better yet, somewhere that will get more pleasant as the thermometer cranks. New York City is looking iffy these days. Phoenix is out. Montreal perhaps? Lucky for me, I have a Canadian passport.
Christian Parenti's harrowing tour-de-force Tropic of Chaos lays out what's so nauseating about this line of thought, though I admit I've indulged in it. Urban tornadoes, menacing hurricanes, raging
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