Thursday, March 13, 2008

Climate to cause new mobility of relations

Is climate change relevant to a blog on mobilities? I think yes, for several reasons - one of those is that new geo-political relations will alter how mobilities are enacted between states and regions and will throw up new contested regions. Not to mention the socio-political ramifications on movement and the 'energy' of movement. Here are two very recent posts on the climate change issue and its socio-political effects that are stark and revealing:

i) Climate change may spark conflict with Russia, EU told

ii) Food crisis will take hold before climate change, warns chief scientist

See also this interesting piece on 'life after humans' - A lethal virus, humanity wiped out - then what?


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