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    tensions

    Question: In the following paragraph, what are the two sides that are involved in the tension? In other words, what are the effects produced by the tensions? I asked this because I feel, even in a metaphoric use, the word "tensions" still involves two sides, like one pulling one, the other pulling oppositely. Otherwise I don't see tensions. So what are the two sides in this case?

    "Global warming will bring hurricanes far more severe than Katrina and will cause natural climate-control mechanisms to go wrong. Rising temperatures will lower crop yields in many of the world’s poorest countries. The immense tensions 12 brought about by such catastrophes will occur in a time of extremism, religious belligerence and suicidal terrorism, and this will coincide with terrible weapons becoming much less expensive and more widely available.


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    Re: tensions

    The tensions will be brought about by the effects of these global catastrophes.

    In this context tension(s) means mental, emotional, or nervous strain.

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    Re: tensions

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The tensions will be brought about by the effects of these global catastrophes.

    In this context tension(s) means mental, emotional, or nervous strain.
    Thanks.

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