Month: January 2023

Return of the Alliances

Return of the Alliances January 27, 2023 By Gwynne Dyer Alliances are as old as civilisation. Older, actually: almost every hunter-gathererer band that anthropologists have studied, from the New Guinea highlanders to the Yanomamo in the Amazon, made alliances with other groups to try to protect themselves. But they often also ended up fighting people …

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A Shocking Disclosure

8 January 2023 A Shocking Disclosure By Gwynne Dyer Where do you look when somebody says: “In the age of Apaches and laptops, everything I did in the course of two combat tours was recorded, time-stamped. I could always say precisely how many enemy combatants I’d killed. And I felt it vital never to shy …

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‘Geoengineering’ Scam

4 January 2023 ‘Geoengineering’ Scam By Gwynne Dyer It was the moral equivalent of a fart in a hurricane. The ‘hurricane’ was the explosion of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines in 1991, which boosted 17 million tons of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere. The sulfur dioxide didn’t hurt anything, because there are no …

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