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Home » Articles »   By Gwynne Dyer
Wednesday, February 26,2014
Commentary

Ukrainians now face challenge of not losing their revolution

By Gwynne Dyer
From a Ukrainian point of view, the priority is not to throw their revolution away again like they did after the Orange Revolution 10 years ago. But from everybody else's point of view, the priority now is to avoid an irreparable breach between Russia and the West.
Wednesday, February 19,2014
Commentary

Temperate climates not getting off so easy on climate change

By Gwynne Dyer
This is not how it was supposed to happen. The standard climate-change predictions said people in the tropics and the sub-tropics would be badly hurt by global warming long before the people living in the temperate zones, farther away from the equator, were feeling much pain at all.
Wednesday, January 22,2014
Commentary

Forget about the geo-engineering safety net; it’s broken

By Gwynne Dyer
Bad news on the climate front: It was already clear that we are very likely to break through all the "do not exceed" limits and go into runaway warming later this century, because greenhouse emissions have not dropped, are not dropping, and probably will not drop.
Wednesday, January 15,2014
Commentary

Something else to worry about: supervolcanoes

By Gwynne Dyer
The good thing about volcanoes is that you know where they are. If you don't want to get hurt, just stay away from them. The bad thing about supervolcanoes is that you may know where they are, but there's no getting away from them.
Tuesday, December 31,2013
Commentary

2013 was a lively and bloody year around the world

By Gwynne Dyer

It's always dangerous to declare "mission accomplished." Former U.S. president George W. Bush did it weeks after he invaded Iraq, and it will be quoted in history books a century hence as proof of his arrogance and his ignorance.

Sunday, December 29,2013
Commentary

Despite recent defeats for gay rights, glass is half full

By Gwynne Dyer
After a decade when the struggle for equal rights for gay people made great progress, it looks like the counter-revolution is underway. In the past six months, there have been major defeats for gay rights in Africa, in Asia, and even in Europe.
Tuesday, November 26,2013
Commentary

Iran and the United States: Neither blind nor stupid

By Gwynne Dyer
What will the Middle East look like after Iran and the great powers that are negotiating over Iran's alleged nuclear weapons ambitions - the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany (P5 1) - sign a deal that ends the confrontation? It's time to ask the question, because there is going to be a deal.
Sunday, November 17,2013
Commentary

Early warning system for disasters

By Gwynne Dyer
"We've been telling the rest of the world we don't want what's happening to us to happen to everyone else," said Lucille L. Sering, the vice chair of the Philippines' Climate Commission, as the country struggled to cope with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
Sunday, September 29,2013
Commentary

On climate change damage, it’s the feedbacks, stupid

By Gwynne Dyer
Campaign strategist James Carville coined the phrase "It's the economy, stupid" to focus the attention of campaign workers on the one key issue that would get Bill Clinton elected president in the 1992 U.S. election. Alas, the authors of the Fifth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published on Friday, have no such sage for guidance. They'll have to make do with me.
Wednesday, September 11,2013
Commentary

New developments on Syria: An unexpected rabbit

By Gwynne Dyer
When someone pulls a rabbit out of a hat, it's natural to be suspicious. Magicians are professionals in deceit – and so are diplomats. But sometimes the rabbit is real.
 
 
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