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'Tropic of Chaos'

BiteThe 'Tropic of Chaos'; the band encircling the middle of the globe between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, where already-destabilized nations are particularly vulnerable to the devastating effects of increasingly extreme weather patterns.
Desperate people do desperate things

BiteClimate chaos breeds conflict, violence and terrorism. When people become desperate, they do desperate things, because they have nothing left to lose.
The word "rival" comes from "people sharing the same river"

Bite"The word rival, after all, comes from 'people who share the same river.'"

Many wars are ignited by conflict over scarce resources. Some consider Darfur the first "climate war."
Don't like terrorism or high gas prices?  Then solve climate change.

Bite"Congressman, set aside climate change, you realize that...things I suggested will help us be a lot more resilient against terrorism or oil cut offs?" — James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA
We must manage the unavoidable & avoid what is manageable

Bite'Scientists say, when it comes to climate change, we need to manage what is unavoidable and avoid what is unmanageable.' — Thomas Friedman, NY Times columnist