A bit dated but still informative look at the state of affairs, including some very interesting projections. A bit less entertaining than the Age of Stupid but worth listening to nonetheless, a good reality check.
A bit scary.
"Global warming is moving much more quickly than scientists thought it would. Even if the biggest current and prospective emitters - the United States, China and India - were to slam on the brakes today, the earth would continue to heat up for decades. At best, we may be able to slow things down and deal with the consequences, without social and political breakdown. Gwynne Dyer examines several radical short- and medium-term measures now being considered - all of them controversial."
Listen to Climate Wars at CBC Radio One or read the book. Here is a video interview from Democracy Now, my single daily news source, as well.
"Democracy NOW! - DN! As a heat wave from Boston to Baghdad to Beijing sets record-breaking temperatures in cities across the world, a new analysis says the world is headed for an average temperature rise that far exceeds pledges at the Copenhagen climate conference last year. We speak with geopolitical analyst and columnist Gwynne Dyer about his new book, "Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats." Published with written permission from democracynow.org. http://www.democracynow.org Provided to you under Democracy NOW! creative commons license. Credits for this video belongs to democracynow.org, an independent non-profit user funded news media, recognized and broadcast world wide,"
Here is a fascinating debate with Mr. Dyer and Vandana Shiva on Geo Engineering over at Democracy Now!
What have you done today to lower your impact?
We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.
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