Climate change, war topic of Camden Conference talk

Jan 04, 2014

Rockland — War has been a means of resolving conflict since the beginning of time. The conflicts of the future will be fought over the lack of local resources basic to life, fresh water and food. By 2050, it is estimated that 8 billion people will live in cities and world population will grow to 9 billion. Climate changes and increased populations are severely straining rivers, reducing farmland (24 percent is already gone) and creating conflict along borders formed by water. Fresh water, in particular, is seen as a vital economic good and a critical element of geo-political relations and national security interests.

Join the conversation Thursday, Jan. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Rockland Public Library. This event is free and open to all. Preparation is encouraged.

Climate Change and War is one of the five topics covered in the new discussion series launched this year by the Camden Conference. The conversations are like a book group requiring preparation by reading short articles/viewing videos that form the basis of your participation. Please visit for a complete reading list and additional dates and venues for this and other discussion series topics. A reading copy of the essential articles will be also available at the library circulation desk.

For more information, visit, email, or call 236-1034.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Gayle Murphy | Jan 05, 2014 07:43

"Climate Change" . . . . that's some funny stuff right there.  Let's hope their research ship doesn't get frozen in Camden Harbor!


John Murphy

If you wish to comment, please login.