Climate poses conflict threat in South Asia

South Asia.. 4% of world’s land area and 1.7 Billion people.. 20% of global population, is one of the most environmentally-challenged areas on Earth…also one of the most politically unstable.. with regional rivalries – particularly between India and Pakistan – threatening to lead to military conflict…unless there is regional co-operation to tackle impacts of climate change, conflict could break out…suffering for tens of millions of people…April temperatureswere up to 5°C above long-term average… hundreds of people have died, and more than 300 million enduring serious drought…India and Pakistan to demilitarise the glaciers in the Himalayas. Every year, both countries spend millions of dollars maintaining military installations and troops in the mountains – activities that are leading to ecological degradation.

<Imagine military cooperation for peace instead of hanging back until conflict? Lets not forget that climate change is key trigger to war/refugees in all of Middle East >

>more> Climate News Network

>more> also India applies real, not pretend Green Army, for forest rehab

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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.
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