The Real Threat Of Global Warming

Us vs. Us

4 min readNov 8, 2023


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I believe that climate change and global warming are real and they terrify me. The Earth itself will be fine, but our species can only survive in certain conditions, and the probability of these conditions being maintained seems increasingly less day by day.

But I’m not so worried about dying via climate directly. I am most worried about the socio-political consequences that will be our undoing.

For humans, Climate change is Social change. Here’s what worries me:

Massive Migration

Global warming is causing sea levels to rise, though I’m not worried about drowning at the moment. The fact is people who live along the coast or are too hot will need to move progressively inward. Current tensions between Israel and Palestine or America and North Korea may vanquish, but only to be replaced by many more tensions over space.

One misconception about the origins of war is that it’s mostly about money, politics, or religion. But most wars are fights over land.

What happens when everyone from Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia) has to move inward to China? What happens when the entire Southern U.S. has to move to the North? War.