Thu, 29 Jan 2004 13:06:28 GMT

DOD Wargames Abrupt Climate Change. The DOD Wargames Abrupt Climate Change: Turning inward, the U.S. effectively seeks to build a fortress around itself to preserve resources. Borders are strengthened to hold back starving immigrants from Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean islands‰¥äwaves of boat people pose especially grim problems…As the planet's carrying capacity shrinks, an ancient pattern reemerges: the eruption of desperate, all-out wars over food, water, and energy supplies. Wars over resources were the norm until about three centuries ago. When such conflicts broke out, 25% of a population's adult males usually died. As abrupt climate change hits home, warfare may again come to define human life. [MetaFilter]

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if you've never heard my 'worst case scenario' of world politics that i occasionally argue, this pretty much sums it up. It isn't pretty, it is a war of attrition over the staples of life itself, and alot of people die…. science fiction becomes science fact…

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