Doing The Math Better: A Talk With Christian Parenti

In his book Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence, journalist and scholar Christian Parenti travels across time and space to show how climate change has exacerbated problems which already exist—problems created by Western militarism and neoliberal economic restructuring around the globe.Published by Nation Books in 2011, Tropic of Chaos describes the “catastrophic convergence” of poverty, violence, and climate change, and how the Global North, particularly the United …

The Island President: How To Save A Drowning Country

Three feet is not that much. That’s the size of a fire hydrant, a large goat, and Verne Troyer (almost). But that’s what it will take to wipe out an entire country.The Maldives, a developing nation of 2,000 islands off the coast of India, is the paradise threatened by these three feet of sea level rise that will submerge its land and relocate – or drown – its population. John Shenk’s …