Rising sea levels. Bigger storms. Withering crops. How climate change is transforming the ground rules of power politics.
Just over a century ago, in a lecture to the Royal Geographical Society, British geographer Halford Mackinder laid out the fundamental tenets of a new discipline that came to be known as “geopolitics.” Simply put, he said, international relations boiled down to the intersection of unchanging physical geography with the vagaries of human politics. Only one constant was ever in that equation: “The social movements of all times,” he said, “have played around essentially the same physical features.” Tiếp tục đọc “The Meltdown of the Global Order” →