Date of Award
Master of Arts (AM/MA)
Climate change will have negative impacts on the political, economic, and demographic structures of society. These include a rise in ethnic tensions in the Indian Sub Continent, massive immigration to Europe, regional economic collapse and political destabilization in Africa, the inundation of island nations and economic losses in the Americas among many other changes which will combine to destabilize humanity for generations. International affairs has failed to come up with a solution because global warming is a universal prevention focused problem that trades short term gains for long term losses. Global warming will be solved by the onset of grid parity within the next few decades, but it will be too late to avert drastic consequences. Humanity is resilient and civilization will ultimately find a way to cope in an age of global warming.
Chair and Committee
Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado
Andy Sobel, Michael E. Wysession, Slava Solomatov, Michael McCabe
Kanlic, Dino, "The Impacts of Climate Change on the World’s Economic, Political, and Demographic Structures" (2014). Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 14.
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