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By Charles Hauss

This booklet offers war of words because the key subject matter of the post-cold battle international. It argues that the area might be replaced dramatically for the higher if humans and governments have been to undertake a brand new frame of mind and working with clash that takes us past war of words. The examples of conflict, overseas economics, environmental decay, and racial clash express that during latest interdependent global, the issues we are facing are interdependent too. The critical guiding principle is that it truly is commonly extra pragmatic to behave cooperatively. most vital, the publication indicates that cooperative challenge fixing isn't really mere pie within the sky idealism.

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Moreover, Worldwatch is one of the few organizations to provide a reasonably complete “run” of consistently and systematically gathered evidence. If you think this evidence is exaggerated, simply discount the material presented here by whatever fraction you feel is appropriate. 1 LIKE BOMBS GOING OFF GRADUALLY There is nothing new to the assault on our physical surroundings. At least since the beginning of the industrial revolution, people have been concerned about the ecological consequences of human actions.

Heightened tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union had sparked a new arms race that would add a trillion dollars to American military expenditure and contribute heavily to the collapse of the USSR. Everything from President Reagan’s famous “warning” that the bombs were to be launched in five minutes (made while rehearsing his weekly radio address and thinking the microphones weren’t on) to the deployment of thousands of ever more accurate and deadlier weapons convinced people and policy makers alike that the threat of nuclear war was real indeed.

Enough of the polar icepacks could melt to raise the oceans by as much as seven feet. If so, most coastal areas, much of the Washington, DC region, and the entire Maldive Island chain would be permanently flooded. The Great Plains might be too hot and dusty to live in. Rainfall and ocean current patterns would be drastically altered, which could leave the British Isles dryer and colder but the Russian steppes warmer and wetter. 2 People might flock to the Yukon and Siberia looking for jobs and a hospitable climate.

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