Is Global Warming World War 3? Let us count the ways.
1. More casualties than any other event caused by humans.
2. More destructive than any other event caused by humans.
3. More costly than any other event caused by humans.
4. More refugees than any other event caused by humans.
5. More starvation and disease than any other event caused by humans.
6. Huston TX floods; Paradise CA burns . . . ‘The Gathering Storm’ - https://www.amazon.com/Gathering-Storm-Second-World-War/dp/039541055X
“. . . as the country plunged unprepared into war.” (“It,s a hoax. It’s a Chinese hoax” - Trump).
COP24 climate conference: World facing ‘greatest threat in thousands of years’
If you only have time to read one article about global warming by the end of the year, I suggest this one in the November 26 New Yorker Magazine.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/26/how-extreme-weather-is-shrinking-the-planet (read full article here)
quote: “Alex Steffen, an environmental writer, coined the term “predatory delay” to describe “the blocking or slowing of needed change, in order to make money off unsustainable, unjust systems in the meantime.” The behavior of the oil companies, which have pulled off perhaps the most consequential deception in mankind’s history is a prime example.”
quote: “Human beings have always experienced wars and truces, crashes and recoveries, famines and terrorism. We’ve endured tyrants and outlasted perverse ideologies. Climate change is different. As a team of scientists recently pointed out in the journal Nature Climate Change, the physical shifts we’re inflicting on the planet will “extend longer than the entire history of human civilization thus far.”
WHY PEOPLE VOTE TO DESTROY THEIR OWN ENVIRONMENT
quote: “Then there’s the problem — and what a problem it is! — of vested interests. Energy is the largest and most lucrative business in the world, and the giant fossil fuel companies have long enjoyed a privileged and highly profitable status. Oil corporations like Chevron and ExxonMobil, along with their state-owned counterparts like Gazprom of Russia and Saudi Aramco, are consistently ranked among the world’s most valuable enterprises. These companies — and the governments they’re associated with — are not inclined to surrender the massive profits they generate year after year for the future well-being of the planet.
“As a result, it’s a guarantee that they will employ any means at their disposal (including well-established, well-funded ties to friendly politicians and political parties) to slow the transition to renewables. In the United States, for example, the politicians of coal-producing states are now at work on plans to block the Obama administration’s “clean power” drive, which might indeed lead to a sharp reduction in coal consumption. Similarly, Exxon has recruited friendly Republican officials to impede the efforts of some state attorney generals to investigate that company’s past suppression of information on the links between fossil fuel use and climate change. And that’s just to scratch the surface of corporate efforts to mislead the public that have included the funding of the Heartland Institute and other climate-change-denying think tanks.”
“With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable. But the fossil-fuel industry continues its assault on the facts.”
It’s only WW3 in the sense that everyone is always at war with everyone else to some degree. It’s not war in the traditional sense of the world. It can however be considered one of the other Horsemen of the Apocalypse, perhaps unnamed by John of Patmos, and is likely to cause the arrival of the others.
By the way, I’m not delivering a religious message. I consider the stuff in Revelations/Apocalypse a description characteristic of the normal course of human events as interpreted by a partisan of one of the conflicting factions.
It could be: the war in Syria is based on Global Warming. So are many conflicts in Africa. TO a lesser degree, so is the Israeli / Palestine conflict.
No doubt more such conflicts will arise.
But they don’t need to.