Thomas Homer-Dixon

14 results found for: Societal Collapse


September 18th, 2014 —

Ebola Epidemic Could Tear Societies Apart

If Ebola affects hundreds of thousands of people in West Africa, the epidemic will stop being a health problem, narrowly defined, and will instead become a problem of international security, because the epidemic will tear the worst-affected societies apart.

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September 19th, 2010 —

Podcast: Risk, uncertainty and transformation in a time of crisis

September 19th, 2010, interview with Eric Paglia of Think Globally Radio, Stockholm, Sweden, on “Risk, uncertainty, and transformation in a time of crisis.”

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March 24th, 2009 —

Podcast: Terrence McNally interview with Thomas Homer-Dixon on his book, The Upside of Down

In 2006, Thomas Homer-Dixon, author of Canada’s #1 bestseller, The Upside of Down, wrote, “September 11th and Katrina won’t be the last time we walk out of our cities.” Whether from economic collapse, terrorism, climate change, pandemic, energy scarcity, or the widening gap between rich and poor, he believes breakdown is inevitable. And if we [...]

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March 24th, 2009 —

Terrence McNally Interviewed Thomas Homer-Dixon about His Book ‘The Upside of Down’

Interview with Terrence McNally, Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles, California In 2006, THOMAS HOMER DIXON, author of Canada’s #1 bestseller, THE UPSIDE OF DOWN, wrote, “September 11th and Katrina won’t be the last time we walk out of our cities.” Whether from economic collapse, terrorism, climate change, pandemic, energy scarcity, or the widening gap between [...]

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March 19th, 2009 —

Review of Vaclav Smil’s Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years and Chris Patten’s What Next? Surviving the Twenty-First Century

Nature Review of Vaclav Smil’s “Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years” and Chris Patten’s “What Next? Surviving the Twenty-First Century“ …opinion-makers must demonstrate a better grasp of how societies rise and fall if they are to steer nations successfully through many of this century’s major crises. These are bewildering times. One moment the [...]

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March 1st, 2009 —

When Wise Words Are Not Enough

Review of Vaclav Smil, Global Catastrophes and Trends and Chris Patten, What Next? Nature …opinion-makers must demonstrate a better grasp of how societies rise and fall if they are to steer nations successfully through many of this century’s major crises. These are bewildering times. One moment the global economy is booming and stock markets are [...]

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September 24th, 2007 —

Podcast: SBS Radio “Environmental breakdown, or opportunity?” interview

“Environmental breakdown, or opportunity?” interview with Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon on the World View program on the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Radio, Australia. Listen to the podcast:

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August 27th, 2007 —

Podcast: ABC Melbourne interview on the Conversation Hour

Conversation Hour program on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Melbourne, Australia. Listen to the podcast:

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April 25th, 2007 —

Conflict in a Nonlinear World

On April 25, 2007, Thomas Homer-Dixon presented the Ingar Moen Memorial Lecture to the Science and Technology Symposium of Defence Research and Development Canada on “Conflict in a Nonlinear World: Complex Adaptation at the Intersection of Energy, Climate, and Security.”

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January 8th, 2007 —

Fareed Zakaria Interviewed Thomas Homer-Dixon about His Book ‘The Upside of Down’

PBS show- Foreign Exchange Fareed: Our first guest of the new year explains to us the fragility of our current global systems. Thomas Homer-Dixon argues in his new book ‘The Upside of Down, Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization‘, that the convergent stresses of population, energy, environment, and economy could cause a catastrophic breakdown [...]

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