Climate change may cause future conflicts, EU report warns

New EU report warns of increasing international tensions as global warming opens up new areas for energy exploitation.  The officials single out the impact of the thawing Arctic and its emergence as a potential flashpoint of rival claims.

Article in the Guardian UK:

European governments have been told to plan for an era of conflict over energy resources, with global warming likely to trigger a dangerous contest between Russia and the west for the vast mineral riches of the Arctic.A report from the EU’s top two foreign policy officials to the 27 heads of government gathering in Brussels for a summit this week warns that “significant potential conflicts” are likely in the decades ahead as a result of “intensified competition over access to, and control over, energy resources”.

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