Below you’ll find transcripts of some interesting interviews and conversations I’ve had over the last few years. You’ll also find some replies to critics of my research.

Interviews and Debates

April 18, 2017
Interview used in a BBC article, “How Western Civilization Could Collapse”. Read the article

May 1, 2012
Interview in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists onExploring the Climate ‘Mindscape’.”
Read the interview

March 1, 2011
Interview on Radio Ecoshock focussing on “Wicked Problems and Solutions.”  See episode information.

March 19, 2010
Interview with TVO’s Alan Gregg on the book Carbon Shift.

March 24, 2009
Interview by Terrence McNally of Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles on The Upside of Down.

April 3, 2013
Interview on CBC Radio’s As It Happens discussing “The Tar Sands Disaster.” Listen to the Interview.

February 1, 2011
A CIGI Inside the Issues interview with David Welch on climate change. Watch the interview

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

February 4, 2009
Interview for KMO C-Realm podcast on “The Growth Imperative.”

August 25, 2003
Conversation with the Rt. Honourable Paul Martin about the Internet and the revitalization of democracy. Read the conversation

November 30, 2001
Interview by Ted Rutland of the webzine Uncommon Good on the subject of The Ingenuity Gap. Read the interview

Criticism & Response

Cause and Effect

August 2nd, 2007|Tags: |

Thomas Homer-Dixon writes here on causality in complex systems, in response to Alex de Waal’s earlier post Is Climate Change the Culprit for Darfur? and to Declan Butler’s June 28th Nature article Darfur’s climate roots challenged.

The Environment and Violent Conflict: A Response to Gleditsch’s Critique and Suggestions for Future Research

June 21st, 2000|Tags: |

with Daniel Schwartz and Tom Deligiannis | The environment, population, and conflict thesis remains central to current environment and security debates. During the 1990s, an explosion of scholarship and policy attention was devoted to unraveling the linkages among the three variables.

In the Press

Articles about Thomas Homer-Dixon

How Western Civilization Could Collapse

April 18th, 2017|Tags: |

by Rachel Nuwer | The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept spinning by economic growth. Should that forward-propelling motion slow or cease, the pillars that define our society would begin to teeter.