‘I will have something cheery to say in the end—moderately cheery’

Sierra Sawatsky

Freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer Gwynne Dyer spoke to a full house at the Ellice Theatre on Wednesday, March 9.

Dyer’s lecture, titled “Climate Wars,” was based on his book of the same name. In the book and in the lecture, Dyer explores the effects of climate change on the environment, as well as how different governments and militaries are responding to it.

“When you talk to the scientists, they’re scared,” Dyer said at one point. “There’s an undercurrent of panic in many of the conversations, because this thing is coming at us a whole lot faster than the public is aware of.”

Trained as an historian, Dyer has degrees from Canadian, American and British universities, including a Ph.D. in Military and Middle Eastern History from the University of London.

He spent two years researching Climate Wars.

“(Climate change) is moving very fast, and we need to get on top of it,” Dyer cautioned.

The lecture was presented by The Uniter and Mouseland Press (MLP) Inc. as part of MLP’s Speaker Series.

The next Speaker Series event, an evening of comedy co-sponsored by the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, is scheduled for Thursday, April 7 at the Lo Pub (330 Kennedy St.).

Stay tuned to www.uniter.ca for details.

Published in Volume 65, Number 23 of The Uniter (March 17, 2011)

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