Thursday, December 21, 2006

Climate Change and War

I have long believed that environmental scarcity will be the leading cause of war in the 21st century. Tristan McConnell, writing in the Christian Science Monitor, shows how increased drought in northeastern Uganda has caused tensions between the Ugandan army and the well-armed and nomadic Karimojong herding people. Violence over increasingly scarce resources has risen in this area, including a shootout that left 27 dead in October.

Via American Footprints.