Climate Wars

Pages: 320
Subject: Politics, Current Affairs
Imprint: Oneworld

Climate Wars

The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats

Gwynne Dyer

An essential, terrifying, and insightful analysis of a world plunging into crisis
Paperback
9781851688142 (1 May 2011)
RRP £9.99 / US$16.95

The Book

Dwindling resources. Massive population shifts. Natural disasters. Any of the expected consequences of climate change could - as Gwynne Dyer argues in this galvanizing book - tip the world towards chaos and conflict. Based on exhaustive research and interviews with international experts, Climate Wars is an essential guide to the future of the planet.

Additional Information

Subject Politics, Current Affairs
Pages 320
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

One of the world's great geopolitical analysts, Gwynne Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, author, broadcaster, and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years. His column is published around the world and is translated into more than a dozen languages. He is the author of War: The Lethal Custom, Future: Tense, and The Mess They Made.





Gwynne Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist,broadcaster, and is author of several books, including War: The Lethal Custom, Future: Tense, and The Mess They Made.

Reviews

"Terrifying is just one of the words to leap off the page."

- The Bookseller

"[Dyer] eloquently explores the ‘grim detail' of how governments will grapple with a challenge unprecedented since before there were governments. You won't find this stuff in any IPCC report… It makes for a good read.” Fred Pearce

- New Scientist

"Well written and well argued, crammed with impressive interview material and wonderful personal vignettes.”

- Ottawa Citizen

"Frightening yet essential reading."

- Library Journal

"[Dyer] eloquently explores the ‘grim detail' of how governments will grapple with a challenge unprecedented since before there were governments. You won't find this stuff in any IPCC report… It makes for a good read.” Fred Pearce

- New Scientist

"The multitude of sources and the political perspective on global warming make the book scarier and more convincing than the usual predictions limited to climate and weather. We can hope that Dyer's sources are impressive enough to convince policy makers to take serious action.”

- Publishers Weekly

"Frightening yet essential reading."

- Library Journal

"Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats has been called 'a truly important and timely book,' but I'd go further. I'll say this may be the most important book you'll read this year." Mickey Z

- Planet Green

"Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats has been called 'a truly important and timely book,' but I'd go further. I'll say this may be the most important book you'll read this year." Mickey Z

- Planet Green

"Speculative as Dyer's litte `history of the future' is, it has an unmistakable - and alarming - ring of truth.”

- Scotsman

"Hopefully, his lucidly written book may help raise awareness of the potential crisis."

- irish times

"compelling… a warning of what could happen if we don't pull our fingers out."

- The Big Issue Scotland

In his seriously worrying study of the near future, Gwynne Dyer adopts a rarely considered perspective on climate change: the potential political and military responses to its effects."

- The Geographical Magazine

"A well-argued, eye-opening book that will convince you of the need for immediate action, if it doesn't keep you up at night."

"A calm and masterful analysis" Praise for Iraq: Anarchy & Renewal in the Middle East

- Scotsman

"A well-argued, eye-opening book that will convince you of the need for immediate action, if it doesn't keep you up at night."

"The multitude of sources and the political perspective on global warming make the book scarier and more convincing than the usual predictions limited to climate and weather. We can hope that Dyer's sources are impressive enough to convince policy makers to take serious action.”

- Publishers Weekly

"Like a Stephen King novel, it's scary, but you can't put it down."

- G Magazine

"Gwynne Dyer's brilliant analysis, in Climate Wars, of the geopolitical conflicts that may unfold over the next few decades — even if we do get serious about global warming — is almost too fearsome to absorb. When I talk to the scientists themselves, there is a palpable sense of panic, something confirmed by Dyer in his interviews conducted around the world."

- The Monthly

"Dyer does a wonderful job of explaining all aspects of this crisis … highly recommend[ed]”.

- A 'n' E Vibe

"Dyer has a gift for providing a unique perspective on war and conflict. Now he's taking on climate change as well."

- Peace Magazine