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GWYNNE DYER

Breakthrough on Climate Change

GWYNNE DYER writes:

When news got out that US President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping had reached an agreement on climate change, the American blogosphere lit up with negative comments.

Comment(s) 11/19/2014

25 Years Later: The Berlin Wall

GWYNNE DYER writes:

In China, the Communists had just massacred the students in Tienanmen Square and won themselves another quarter-century in power.

Comment(s) 11/8/2014

Merkel’s counter-strike

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Merkel is pulling the rug out from under Cameron. For all his tough talk about renegotiating the terms of Britain’s membership in the European Union, she is saying he has no cards in his hand

Comment(s) 11/6/2014

Drowning refugees

GWYNNE DYER writes:

The European Union’s decision-making processes lend new depth to the word “incoherent”, and the current British government’s default mode is nastiness, but they have both outdone themselves this time.

Comment(s) 11/4/2014

Three elections

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Last Sunday was a busy day: three elections, in three different continents, all of them offering at least the hope of better times.

Comment(s) 11/1/2014

Oil: Blind-sided by technology

GWYNNE DYER writes:

“The price of oil will hit its floor and it will rise again,” President Nicolas Maduro assured Venezuelans, whose shaky economy depends critically on a high oil price. “Venezuela will continue with its social plans. Venezuela will move forward.”

Comment(s) 10/29/2014

Fusion power: Goodbye fossil fuels?

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Fusion power would not replace the 'renewables,' whose cost would probably fall fast enough to stay competitive. But it would rapidly replace the fossil fuels, mainly coal and gas

Comment(s) 10/27/2014

Bolivia and Brazil

GWYNNE DYER writes:

To nobody’s great surprise, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has won a third 5-year term by a landslide majority.

Comment(s) 10/21/2014

Recognizing Palestine

GWYNNE DYER writes:

It’s a slow process, this business of getting recognized as an independent state, but the Palestinians are making progress.

Comment(s) 10/20/2014

Exponential Ebola

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Here are two good things about the Ebola virus. It is unlikely to mutate into a version that can spread through the air. And people who have been infected by Ebola cannot pass it on to others during the incubation period

Comment(s) 10/13/2014

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