Democratic climate

By News Desk
June 20, 2024

There is growing concern about the link between climate change and the health of democracies. The environmental and social disruptions caused by our warming planet directly threaten democratic institutions and processes. Imagine mass displacement and migrations triggered by floods, droughts, and rising sea levels. This could cause widespread social unrest and strife. Furthermore, the economic strain caused by climate change can stretch government resources thin and exacerbate existing inequalities.

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This discontent with the status quo can fuel public dissatisfaction with democratic institutions, potentially creating an opening for populism and authoritarianism to take root. The economic hardship caused by climate change can also make voters more susceptible to manipulation and disinformation campaigns.

Maqsood Hussain

Islamabad

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