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Michael Klare: Author, Educator

Michael Klare: Author, Educator

Introduction to Michael Klare.  0:59 min. Interview: Raymond Elman. Camera: Lee Skye. Video Editing and Production: Sergio Meso.  Recorded:  11/24/2019, Miami Book Fair.

 

MICHAEL T. KLARE is an author, educator and public speaker who studies issues related to war and peace. Klare also studies resource competition and international affairs. As the Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, based at Hampshire College, he teaches courses on resource politics, contemporary conflict, and world affairs. Klare also teaches at Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a defense correspondent for The Nation magazine and author of All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change; Resource Wars; Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum, among others.

 

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CRITICAL THINKING:   1:03 min.

Please elaborate on the focus of your book, “All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change.”

 

CRITICAL THINKING:  2:09 min.

How do we get to the tipping point where politicians and government are going to take significant action on Climate Change?

 

CRITICAL THINKING:  2:15 min.

Do you think that Climate Change deniers are willfully deceiving themselves or that they really believe that Climate Change is not happening?

 

CRITICAL THINKING:  2:42 min.

Does your portfolio of environmental concerns cover everything, or are you focused on specific issues?

 

CRITICAL THINKING:  1:46 min.

Is addressing Climate Change on hold until there is a new president in the White House?

 

CRITICAL THINKING: 0:43 min.

Is Climate Change the most important issue today for Millennials?

 

CRITICAL THINKING:   2:19 min.

Some of our friends who study Climate Change have long said that we are already beyond the tipping point, and nothing we do now will impact Climate Change for a long time.

 

RESILENCE:  1:21 sec.

Your book is about the military’s response to Climate Change. When politicians call Climate Change a hoax, does that have an adverse impact on military morale?

 

CRITICAL THINKING:  1:04 min.

Why aren’t there more initiatives to build water desalination plants?

 

CRITICAL THINKING:  1:00 sec.

Is there any hope that desalination will become an economically viable solution?

 

CRITICAL THINKING:  1:29 sec.

Your dire predictions almost make me happy that I am in the twilight of my life.