Christian Parenti is one of the most important journalists writing today. He writes with conviction about the key issues and problems the world faces. In this book he examines the effects climate change is already having in social and political terms. What he shows is that as the climate changes so desperate people are pushed into desperate situations, which is all too often followed by war. He provides on the ground accounts of what is happening/has happened in places as diverse as Dafur, India, Brazil and the US. He is unsparing in his criticism of the political stupidity that has led the planet to the situation it is in. By the same token, he doesn't pretend there are easy solutions. Even so he shows that there are some obvious solutions within reach.