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Climate Change Effects International Politics


A large body of scholarship suggests that climate change could exert grave effects on international politics this century.

Planet-wide warming will dry out regions of the world already riven with ethnic and political strife, all the while impoverishing and destabilizing the Western powers that backstop global order. A recent study even argues that climate-triggered environmental shocks will exacerbate the very divisions that authoritarians have historically sought to exploit.

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