Strategies of Communication on Climate Change

Friday, May 17, 2013

Ian Dunlop: an emergency war footing action against climate change

Ian Dunlop, is an energy expert, director of "Australia 21," member of the Club of Rome, and more. On climate change, he is an extremely effective speaker who doesn't do any pill sugaring; as you can see in the video above. The slides he presents are also avaliable on-line. From this set of slides, here is the conclusion:

The climate & energy challenge is far greater & more urgent than is acknowledged officially

“Official” solutions, and current processes, are not working and will not deliver the required transformation either to the extent, or in the time, required.

Market forces will not deliver without fundamental regulatory change.

If we are serious about avoiding catastrophic outcomes, emergency “war-footing” action is essential

“It is no use saying ‘we are doing our best’, we have to do what is required.” 

Winston Churchill


  1. A great summary of where we stand now with climate change and with the "converging limits" ... and a big YES in particular to the sentence in red just above. One possible institutional response is a Global Crisis Network. It is described here: under Chapters 6 & 7. Are key governments ready to implement something along those lines now? Or will they wait some more years until it is definitely too late? That to me is the key question at this point in time.

  2. All this arguing and dithering is about keeping and driving cars.

    The solution is to simply get rid of the cars ... all of them. the rest will take care of itself.

    Nobody is serious about climate until dead aim is taken on the cars. Innovation isn't going to do anything what is needed is restraint, that is, doing without. It's not just population it's the population of cars and all the junk that goes along with the cars. It's the cars or us.

    The alternative is everyone going broke, bankrupted by their toys.


      Peter Weir's first film 'The Cars That Ate Paris'