Gwynne Dyer: Climate Wars

THU, SEP 16, 2010 (40:01)

Journalist and historian in war studies Gwynne Dyer explores the cultural and political ramifications of climate change and discusses his new book, Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats.

Dwindling resources. Massive population shifts. Natural disasters. Spreading epidemics. Drought. Rising sea levels. Plummeting agricultural yields. Crashing economies. Political extremism. These are just some of the expected consequences of runaway climate change in the decades ahead--and any of them could tip the world towards conflict.

+ BIO: Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, author, broadcaster, and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years. Dyer has served in the Canadian, British, and American navies. He holds a PhD in war studies from the University of London, has taught at Sandhurst, and has served on the Board of Governors of Canada's Royal Military College. His twice-weekly column on international affairs is published by 175 newspapers in 45 countries, and is translated into more than a dozen languages. He is the author of several books, including War, Future: Tense, and The Mess They Made.

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