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    Free read Climate Wars [New] (Climate Wars) AUTHOR Gwynne Dyer 45 Fancy some bigger concerns as a distraction from the horrid new homepage?I won’t be the only person whose Goodreads shelves aren’t an accurate reflection of all their interests and opinions but it still seems weird that I only have ten

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    [New] (Climate Wars) AUTHOR Gwynne Dyer I uite liked this book because of the way in which it is constructed The text alternates between scenarios of the future followed by a chapter on the context of the scenario Then back to a scenario back to analysis and so on This is a method that few futurists use I regret thisThe topic of the book is the backdrop to an ever warming planet the conseuences of that warming and the geo political fallout arising f

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    [New] (Climate Wars) AUTHOR Gwynne Dyer Summary ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Gwynne Dyer Free read Climate Wars Gwynne Dyer is a syndicated columnist who write on international affairs His inuiry in this book is what are the likely scenarios should current predictions about climate change happen Many people talk about climate change and what that will

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    Gwynne Dyer ✓ 0 Review Summary ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Gwynne Dyer [New] (Climate Wars) AUTHOR Gwynne Dyer Consider this a study guide to learn about climate change It provides some fairly outlandish scenarios and historically defendable in premise to guide the discussion and explain the history and research of the difficult topic It should be read in light of other sources however to insure the dramatic license taken by the author doe

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    [New] (Climate Wars) AUTHOR Gwynne Dyer Gwynne Dyer ✓ 0 Review The title Climate Wars hints at Dyer's contention that global warming will not be a benign phenomenon where things will continue as before Rather like the human body where a fever of only three and a half degrees Celcius is potentially fatal an increase of only a few degrees can potentially cause massive changes in the earth's climate The earth's biosphere appears to be fine tuned and fragile than we thought

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    Summary ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Gwynne Dyer [New] (Climate Wars) AUTHOR Gwynne Dyer Eight possible future scenarios all based on solid scientific research form the basis of this well written book by Gwynne Dyer a respected journalist and military historian Climate Wars imagines the future geopolitical conseuences of climate change and speculates how this will impact on societies around the world War famin

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    Free read Climate Wars [New] (Climate Wars) AUTHOR Gwynne Dyer I wish Dyer had used a less lurid title but this is a fascinating book that looks at the military and political possibilities and outcomes of climate change Dyer interviewed top generals and military experts from around the world all of whom

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    [New] (Climate Wars) AUTHOR Gwynne Dyer Summary ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Gwynne Dyer Free read Climate Wars t is a shame I did not read the book when it was published maybe it was the flashy cover that turned me away from it Without being a real expert on the field it seems to me it reflects well the knowledge and policy on the subject at the end of the previous decade interspersed with future conflict scenarios motivated partially by climate cha

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    [New] (Climate Wars) AUTHOR Gwynne Dyer Summary ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Gwynne Dyer Free read Climate Wars It seems to me a cruel joke of destiny that the biggest take away that I got from reading this book ten years after its publication is the slower timeframe of global warming induced natural disasters as compared to Dyer’s predictions Dyer writing originally in 2008 and then in 2010 for the updated edition acknowledges uite readily that these disasters will be the only thing to bring the world together to deal with g

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    Free read Climate Wars Gwynne Dyer ✓ 0 Review [New] (Climate Wars) AUTHOR Gwynne Dyer Excellent book Dyer balances the realism of a hard boiled national security reporter with the idealism of a person with heart who wants to reduce human suffering and help ensure a livable future Climate Wars sounds

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Review ï Climate Wars ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook And based on exhaustive research Climate Wars grippingly reveals how world leaders are likely to react and promises to be one of the most important books of the coming yea. I wish Dyer had used a less lurid title but this is a fascinating book that looks at the military and political possibilities and outcomes of climate change Dyer interviewed top generals and military experts from around the world all of whom accept the reality of global warming to see what the fallout might be

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Review ï Climate Wars ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Dwindling resources massive population shifts natural disasters spreading epidemics drought rising sea levels plummeting agricultural yields crashing economies political ex. I uite liked this book because of the way in which it is constructed The text alternates between scenarios of the future followed by a chapter on the context of the scenario Then back to a scenario back to analysis and so on This is a method that few futurists use I regret thisThe topic of the book is the backdrop to an ever warming planet the conseuences of that warming and the geo political fallout arising from a warming planet It doesn t make easy reading Originally published in 2008 we are now 10 years further down the line There has been a thin veneer of climate mitigation but the main issue has not been adeuately tackled We have a climate ambition of 1 C above pre industrial temperatures as set out in the Paris Accord but there is little political will to achieve that target Indeed if President Trump is re elected in 2020 the US will withdraw from the Paris Accord At that point all tentative co operation is up in the airAnd still the beat of the drum continues One of the aspects of climate change that is hard to grasp are the time lags by which cause and effect take place Our actions today will not have full impact for 30 to 40 years We seem unable to think in generational timescales The conseuence of this is that the longer we do nothing the likely it is that we shall see runaway warming feedbacks through a worsening planetary albedo and the release of methane from the global permafrost in the northern hemisphereThis has a number of unfortunate effects We are all aware of the possibility of rising sea levels but we have yet to join these dots to give much thought to climate refugees from the rising sea levels There are literally millions of people at risk from this possibility right across the globe A warmer planet is also like to be a hungrier one if heat and drought impair crop yields The dot to join here is conflict arising from this hunger whether it is conflict over water rights or conflict over the rights to trade food There is also the possibility of youth bulges particularly in Africa attempting to relocate in areas of greater opportunity particularly Europe The mechanisms to cope with economic migration have yet to be devised and yet the current trickle of migration could become a flood in less than one generationThis book contains much food for thought It seems that the key to effective action is widespread political agreement This doesn t seem to be forthcoming in a world of national agendas Where appeals to popular sentiment on nationalistic lines seem to carry such sway Of course the problem here is the democratic framework Perhaps the way forward is some form of technocracy Perhaps we need Plato s guardians The chance of that happening doesn t seem too likely either so perhaps we ought to spend our endeavours on the aftermath of acute climate change

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Review ï Climate Wars ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Tremism these are just some of the expected conseuences of runaway climate change in the decades ahead and any of them could tip the world towards conflict Bold unflinching. The title Climate Wars hints at Dyer s contention that global warming will not be a benign phenomenon where things will continue as before Rather like the human body where a fever of only three and a half degrees Celcius is potentially fatal an increase of only a few degrees can potentially cause massive changes in the earth s climate The earth s biosphere appears to be fine tuned and fragile than we thought and we have unknowingly pushed it far toward making the earth a far less habitable place for humans to live He believes that irreversible changes are coming at a rate higher than even recent generally accepted predictions so that the goal for example of the US and British governments to achieve 80 percent cuts to emissions by 2050 is not enough To illustrate what may be coming then he creates a number of fictitious scenarios set at various times in the relatively near future These scenarios are possible futures he imagines in a world increasingly under stress from the effects of climate change They illustrate his point that global warming is not the relatively easy problem that for example CFC s and the ozone layer was where the world could simply rally together and deal effectively with it Though there are technological hurdles to be overcome they are not insurmountable and could largely be dealt with in the next couple of decades if the international community with a single mind made a decision to move away from oil and coal energy sources and develop alternatives Of course that would include among other projects building five million wind turbines around the world in the next five years uite an undertaking but certainly doable especially if you consider that the world builds 65 million cars a year He believes that we could achieve 80 percent cuts in carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 if the political will were there And politics is the arena where the game will be decided It is political will not technological solutions that that will limit our response to the coming crisis As the effects of climate change manifest themselves it will become clear why the international community will not be of a single mind Developing nations such as India and China will not agree to curb their emissions to the same degree as the old fully industrialized nations at least not at first They will consider it a matter of basic justice that they be allowed to catch up in economic development before making their cuts and that the West will have to take the initiative and actually accept deeper cuts initially than if everything were across the board This is going to be an extremely hard sell with voters in the developed countries who will certainly object to paying for benefits that will be spread to countries that not only are not paying for them but are continuing to belch out greenhouse gases Another feature of climate change that can lull policy makers to inactivity is the huge amount of latency between cause and effect There is roughly a 40 year lag in seeing the effects of current levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide So at the time when we need to act now climate effects are only beginning to be felt and we don t feel the sense of urgency that we ought And to make it worse thirty years from now when we re really working hard to address the problem it will seem that it isn t helping because things will actually be getting worse even though we would then be mitigating the effects for a future generation So the difficulty is not only in getting started but in staying the course This forty year lag in climate effect means that regardless of what we do now there will be at least some negative changes felt in mid century These changes including drought and sea level rise will cause some countries to suffer a lot than others The one critical indispensable sine ua non of reducing and then eliminating greenhouse gas emissions is international cooperation And we see that even today when things are relatively good that is hard to achieve But when climate change starts causing food shortages and mass displacement of people any chance of international cooperation will vanish Climate treaties will not be much of a priority for especially the developing countries as all their efforts will be focussed on maintaining order and feeding their people Conflict over dwindling resources and access to food will intensify as after all Dyer notes grimly people always raid before they starve There is general agreement that we need to keep warming below 2 degrees Celcius so that feedbacks don t kick in that would make warming a self sustaining process Dyer thinks we won t make emissions reducing deadlines to prevent that So it will be necessary today to begin preparing for future use geo engineering strategies which would produce a cooling effect allowing us the time to stop carbon dioxide emissions and then bring atmospheric concentrations back to a safe level while keeping the temperature from rising than 2 degrees One such techniue mimicking the action of volcanoes could be the release of sulphur dioxide into the upper atmosphere producing a temporary global dimming Dyer s dark forecast is extreme than the views held by most policy makers and climate scientists but it is not implausible Plausibility factors much into of our lives for example our decision to buy fire insurance even though it is not likely that we will ever experience a house fire As so much is at stake in the uncertain predictions of climate change to err on the side of caution can hardly be called foolish And as worldwide oil resources dwindle and prices skyrocket we are going to have to make massive changes away from oil based economies anyways We ought to consider ourselves fortunate that we are only now facing this coming crisis and not fifty years ago when we had no alternatives to fossil fuels

  • Paperback
  • 288
  • Climate Wars
  • Gwynne Dyer
  • English
  • 22 July 2019
  • 9781851687428