But if negotiators falter, if emissions reductions are not made soon and deep, the severe climate shifts and sea-level rises projected by scientists would be “disastrous.”
It would “transform where people can live,” Stern said. “People would move on a massive scale. Hundreds of millions, probably billions of people would have to move if you talk about 4-, 5-, 6-degree increases” â€” 7 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit. And that would mean extended global conflict, “because there’s no way the world can handle that kind of population move in the time period in which it would take place.”
Resource wars could come as well.
So could wars for who has access to the rich countries, who like a fat layer in winter represent a potential plunder of past wealth.
And as he points out, so could convergence on spots undestroyed by global warming or cooling.
Well, nature’s gotta thin the herd somehow.