Author profile: Simon Dalby

Professor Simon Dalby is CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. He is author of Environmental Security (University of Minnesota Press, 2002), Security and Environmental Change (Polity, 2009), and co-editor (with Shannon O’Lear) of Reframing Climate Change: Towards Ecological Geopolitics (Routledge 2016).

‘Firepower’ and Environmental Security in the Anthropocene

Simon Dalby • Mar 1 2018 • Articles

A broader understanding of the interconnectedness of things in a dynamic biosphere where a combustion powered technosphere is rapidly expanding is essential.

Environment and International Politics: Linking Humanity and Nature

Simon Dalby • May 23 2016 • Articles

Given the speed of global transformations and the failures to integrate ecology into larger concerns the question of ‘who speaks for Earth?’ is a pressing issue for IR.

International Security in the Anthropocene

Simon Dalby • Feb 23 2015 • Articles

Climate change is a production issue, not a matter of environmental protection. Recognizing that the world is changing rapidly is the key to successful social adaptation.

Is Iran Next? The Importance of Geopolitics

Simon Dalby • Jul 10 2008 • Articles

In many ways geopolitics is so obvious that it doesn’t need to be thought about; it’s the taken for granted arrangement of things that provides the context for policy making. Except that what it most obvious in how we understand the world isn’t necessarily the only way things can be understood. Given dominant geopolitical specifications in the White House then, what are the prospects for an attack on Iran?

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