Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer

Climate change lessons from the Corona crisis

Climate change lessons from the Corona crisis

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

We clearly need to speed up research and testing of the various potential techniques for geo-engineering now Human beings respond well to a familiar crisis, especially if it is also imminent. They don’t do nearly as well when the threat is unfamiliar and still apparently quite distant. Consider our response to...

Every dark cloud has a silver lining

Thursday, 26 March 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

Covid-19 is certainly not going to change the world forever but it is going to change quite a few things and for the better in some cases They teach you in journalism school never to use the phrase “...X has changed the world forever.” Or at least they should. Covid-19 is...

Boris’ sinister Coronavirus plan

Thursday, 19 March 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

The problem is that this would kill a great many Britons for nothing if Johnson is wrong — which most experts think he is I must level with the British public. Many more families are going to lose their loved ones before their time,” said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on...

The way ahead for Israel

Friday, 13 March 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

Benny Gantz’s willingness to admit Israeli Arabs to the country’s coalition politics is grudging at best. Yet, it might be the Govt that Israel needs Benjamin Netanyahu, or “Bibi” as everyone calls him, is the longest-serving Prime Minister in Israel’s history and still in office although he has failed to win...

Armageddon over migrants nigh

Saturday, 07 March 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

There will never be another year like 2016, when the EU, led by Germany, let more than a million refugees in out of pity over their plight Turkey has opened the floodgates and soon Europe will be drowning in immigrants. “Hundreds of thousands have crossed and soon it will reach millions,”...

Praise, not punish Assange

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

We don’t always respond to the whistle-blowers’ revelations as fast as they would hope. But they are indispensable to keep the level of deceit down The cost of being a whistle-blower is going up in today’s world. When Daniel Ellsberg stole and published the Pentagon Papers in 1971, revealing the monstrous...

The war on rationality

The war on rationality

Friday, 21 February 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

Shutting down N-power plants only to replace them with coal burning is the height of illogic. Nobody is as crazy as the Germans and the Japanese Germany and Japan are finally winning a war together. Unfortunately, it is the “war on rationality.” Coal, as everybody knows, is by far the most...

Not another Corbyn please

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 | Gwynne Dyer

Jeremy, the English Sanders, put Johnson, Britain’s mini-Trump, back in office. That’s not the outcome the Democrats want in US polls Psephology — the statistical study of elections and trends in voting — is the darkest of the dark arts and you can lose your soul if you delve into it...

Sunday Edition

A summit feat

31 May 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

‘I have always been a drama queen’

31 May 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

The strongest coffee is here

31 May 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer


31 May 2020 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

US Presidential poll in times of Covid

31 May 2020 | Manan Dwivedi | Agenda

Maoist mayhem under new leadership

31 May 2020 | Anshuman Behera | Agenda