Climate change could spark century long World War

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Defence think tank argues tenfold increase in clean tech research spending is required to head off huge new security risks

If climate change is not slowed it will spark conflicts of a similar magnitude of the two World Wars, except that instead of lasting five years they will wage for centuries. That is the stark warning...

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