The Camden Conference Discussion Series “Join the Conversation” continues with Climate Change and War—Inevitable? on January 16th, 2014

Rockland Public Library
80 Union Street, Rockland, ME 04841
Camden Conference
Jan 16, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Courtesy of: Camden Conference

Wars have been a means of resolving conflicts since the beginning of time. 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; world population will grow to 9 billion. Climate change and increasing populations are severely straining rivers, reducing farmland (24% is already gone) and creating conflicts along borders formed by water. Fresh water, in particular, is seen as a vital economic resource and a critical element of geo-political relations and national security interests.

Climate Change and War is one of the five topics covered in the new Discussion Series launched this year by the Camden Conference. Join the Conversation! The facilitators of the discussion have identified a few great short articles/videos on: Climate Change and War—Inevitable? Please read the articles or watch the videos so that you can actively participate in our discussion at the Rockland Public Library from 6:30 to 8:00 PM on January 16. Click here to access the materials.  Alternatively, a reading copy of the essential articles will be available at the library circulation desk.

For assistance or more information about the Camden Conference Discussion Series, please contact the Camden Conference Office by email to, or call 207-236-1034.

The 27th Annual Camden Conference: The Global Politics of Food and Water, will be held February 21 through 23, 2014. The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world affairs through year-round community events, public and student engagement, and an annual weekend conference.