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Storming the wall : climate change, migration, and homeland security

Author: Todd Miller
Publisher: San Francisco, CA City Lights Publishers [2017] © 2017
Series: City lights open media
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"According to U.S. military planners, climate change now poses the #1 national security threat to the United States, even before terrorism. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre reports that a person is four times more likely to be forced to move due to environmental disaster than by war, and in 2015 alone, 19.2 million people were displaced worldwide by environmental disasters. Droughts, fires, and floods are
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Miller, Todd, 1970- author.
Storming the wall.
San Francisco, CA : City Lights Publishers, 2017
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Miller
ISBN: 9780872867154 0872867153
OCLC Number: 1011376044
Description: 270 Seiten
Series Title: City lights open media
Responsibility: Todd Miller.

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"According to U.S. military planners, climate change now poses the #1 national security threat to the United States, even before terrorism. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre reports that a person is four times more likely to be forced to move due to environmental disaster than by war, and in 2015 alone, 19.2 million people were displaced worldwide by environmental disasters. Droughts, fires, and floods are driving ever-larger numbers of people to cross national borders, and the problem is not just the vast numbers of people on the move, but also the legions of highly militarized border armies being deployed to stop them. In fast-paced prose, Todd Miller travels to hot spots in the United States and around the globe to investigate how environmental crisis is creating millions of climate refugees who are challenging the developed world's borders and resources. .

Miller explores how a sense of threat in the United States is giving rise to high-tech surveillance fortresses and fueling calls for an ever-expanding border wall. He also weaves in stories of people engaged in creative defiance of the armies, border patrols, and police being deployed to fight those in need. Miller passionately makes the case for ecological restoration, not border militarization, as the best way to achieve sustainability and security. Todd Miller's writings about the border have appeared in the New York Times, Tom Dispatch, and many other places. Praise for Storming the Wall "Nothing will test human institutions like climate change in this century-as this book makes crystal clear, people on the move from rising waters, spreading deserts, and endless storms could profoundly destabilize our civilizations unless we seize the chance to re-imagine our relationships to each other. .

This is no drill, but it is a test, and it will be graded pass-fail"-Bill McKibben, author Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet "As Todd Miller shows in this important and harrowing book, climate-driven migration is set to become one of the defining issues of our time. " This is a must-read book."-Christian Parenti, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, author of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence "Todd Miller reports from the cracks in the walls of the global climate security state-militarized zones designed to keep powerful elites safe from poor and uprooted peoples. .

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Climate change militarization and borders

by jbmaxwell (WorldCat user published 2018-06-07) Good Permalink

National security, borders and militarization make for easy targets of Orwellian Boogymen.  It’s true that authoritarianism, fear and power are easily abused and horribly abused.  It’s also true that climate change has forced humans to react in drastic ways that spark wars, migrations...
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