This is the unspoken issue with climate change. What are the human impacts of climate change. Where will the wars happen?
“this historical response to temperature suggests a roughly 54% increase in armed conflict incidence by 2030, or an additional 393,000 battle deaths if future wars are as deadly as recent wars.”
Interesting, but what’s the point? The study would be more useful if it examined the impact of rising temperatures on urban crime and violence in New York, London, Tokyo and Shanghai. Or if it looked at how reduced rainfall will affect water availability and relations between farmers and communities in the agricultural regions of the west and China.
In these places, loads of people think that climate change won’t affect them. Only poor sods in far-off Chad, Ethiopia and Bangladesh should be worried about climate change, right? People don’t realize that climate change is a problem for everyone, and so no-one demands that politicians cut carbon emissions to safeguard their future homes, livelihoods, food supplies and security.
This lets politicians off the hook, and so they continue to do nothing.