'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.'
Clive Hamilton, The Monthly
'Gwynne Dyer is one of the few who are both courageous enough to tell the unvarnished truth, and have the background to understand, not misrepresent the inputs. This book does a superb job of detailing the emerging realities of Climate/Energy. These realities are not pretty.'
Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA
'This is a truly important and timely book. No one, not even the IPCC, really knows what the world climate will be ten years from now, but we and our governments have to make intelligent guesses. Gwynne Dyer has made the best and most plausible set of guesses I have yet seen about the human consequences of climate change, of how drought and heat may ignite wars, even nuclear wars, around the globe.'
James Lovelock, British Geophysicist, author of The Revenge of Gaia
'The current debate on climate change is mostly on its future effects, but few are brave enough to work out what they might be. Here is a lively, alarming and even entertaining attempt to look ahead. Water and war have always been associated. We need hope as well as good sense in looking at the future. Here it is.'
Sir Crispin Tickell, Director of Policy Foresight Programme, James Martin 21st Century School, University of Oxford
'Anyone still complacent about climate change will find Climate Wars instructive and disturbing. These articulate insights into climate geopolitics by military historian Gwynne Dyer are an important tool for understanding why the climate challenge is big, hard, and vital to human survival — yet soluble if we pay attention now.'
Amory B. Lovins, Chairman & Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
‘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. Environmentalists will likely be horrified and even more depressed than they are already, but we can hope that Dyer's sources are impressive enough to convince policy makers to take serious action.’
‘Drawing on IPCC projections and government studies in the US, UK and elsewhere, [Dyer] is led to a grim forecast … Hopefully, his lucidly written book may help raise awareness of the potential crisis.’
Cormac O Raifeartaigh, The Irish Times
‘Climate Wars 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
‘Terrifying is just one of the words to leap off the page.’
‘Well written and well argued, crammed with impressive interview material and wonderful personal vignettes.’
‘[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
‘Dyer does a wonderful job of explaining all aspects of this crisis … highly recommend[ed].’
A ‘n’ E Vibe
‘Speculative as Dyer’s little ‘history of the future’ is, it has an unmistakable – and alarming – ring of truth.’
‘[C]ompelling … [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
‘Dyer has a gift for providing a unique perspective on war and conflict. Now he's taking on climate change as well.’