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Meet Gwynne Dyer (00:44)


Silver David Cameron introduces the journalist and expert on global warming conflicts.

Climate Change Predictions (02:08)

Dyer discusses how governments and military believe scientists; global warming skepticism is a public relations issue.

Food Supply and Climate Change (01:10)

Dyer discusses how the World Bank is calculating future agricultural productivity; governments are keeping data secret to avoid panic.

Global Famine (01:30)

Dyer cites Australian wheat collapse as evidence of climate driven food shortage that will result in conflict.

Addressing Climate Change (02:11)

Dyer argues that governments must agree to cut emissions by 40% within 10-15 years to avoid catastrophe.

Recognizing Global Warming (04:01)

Dyer discusses how we have optimum circumstances for international cooperation, and outlines how climate science evolved as CO2 emissions increased.

Critical Mass (02:21)

Dyer talks about our attempts to address climate change as it occurs, and explains the "Where Is Everybody" hypothesis that civilization is a self-limiting phenomenon.

Geo-Engineering Strategies (04:33)

Dyer explains the idea of "controlling" global warming by reflecting more sunlight and carbon sequestration.

Human Inertia and Moral Hazard (03:43)

Dyer says technology exists to address climate change, and argues that we'll have to use Geo-engineering as an emergency alternative to reducing emissions.

Global Political Failure (03:12)

Dyer fears we won't use Geo-engineering early enough to prevent social collapse, but says humans have become more responsible for their fate.

Impending Crises (01:36)

Dyer hopes humanity can address climate change, artificial intelligence, and ideological conflicts.

Surviving Climate Change (01:47)

Dyer outlines a successful scenario for the next century.

Carbon Markets (04:56)

Dyer discusses how poor countries will ask industrialized nations to cut emissions so they can develop without increasing global warming—a hard sell to the North American public.

Geo-Engineering Governance (01:54)

Dyer explains that cheap climate mitigation technologies are a possible source of conflict; no global authority exists to manage their use.

Changing Western Lifestyles (03:55)

Dyer argues that most people don't aspire to own land and are consuming less, but long distance travel and meat consumption should be reduced in terms of carbon emissions.

Individual Climate Change Solutions (02:31)

Dyer believes collective political action is crucial for reducing emissions, but lifestyle choices and civil disobedience are also worthwhile.

Political Mobilization (04:08)

Dyer uses Obama's climate change strategy as an example of how politicians are aware of global warming, but the public isn't yet ready to make sacrifices.

Canadian Climate Politics (02:05)

Dyer argues that Canada has ignored its Kyoto Protocol obligations due to a lack of public pressure and poor leadership.

Globalization and Climate Change (04:45)

Dyer argues that economic partnerships could help prevent future conflicts, but globalization may retreat due to failed states and local production movements.

Credits: Climate Wars: Gwynne Dyer (00:17)

Credits: Climate Wars: Gwynne Dyer

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This episode of The Green Interview features Gwynne Dyer, an internationally renowned independent journalist and expert on war and the causes of international conflict. His weekly newspaper column is published in 175 newspapers in 45 countries. Dyer is the author of eight books. In his most recent book, Climate Wars, Dyer delves into the impact of climate change on agricultural productivity and food supplies and how this will affect world peace and security. He thinks that major wars are a very likely consequence of climate change, and that the time to forestall them is short. (54 minutes)

Length: 54 minutes

Item#: FMK58795

ISBN: 978-1-60057-300-2

Copyright date: ©2009

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