Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Coming Resource Wars

By Michael Klare, TomPaine.com
Posted on March 11, 2006, Printed on March 11, 2006

It's official: the era of resource wars is upon us. In a major London address, British Defense Secretary John Reid warned that global climate change and dwindling natural resources are combining to increase the likelihood of violent conflict over land, water and energy. Climate change, he indicated, "will make scarce resources, clean water, viable agricultural land even scarcer" -- and this will "make the emergence of violent conflict more rather than less likely."