We have a mountain to climb to achieve the goals of the Paris agreement and we are not even in the foothills yet.
Gwynne Dyer has worked as a journalist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years; his articles are published in 45 countries. His book, "Climate Wars," deals with the geopolitical implications of climate change and has been translated into Japanese, French, Russian, Chinese and a number of other languages.
For Gwynne Dyer's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Clamping down on fishing far from coastal areas would boost fish stocks nearer land.
Most of the players in Syria don't even have a serious strategy, much less a clue about what they want as a final outcome.
Washington is once again playing with the dangerous notion of a 'limited' nuclear war.
Peak U.S. troop strength in Afghanistan was 100,000 in 2010-2011. If that did not deliver victory, how will boosting it from 8,500 to 12,500 do it now?
The repercussions of the August 1947 partition of India continue to shake the subcontinent today.
The Trump White House of late resembles the final scene in the Tarentino crime thriller "Reservoir Dogs."
North Korea will probably get its nuclear deterrent in the end, and we will all learn to accept it.
The stakes are rising to perilous levels in the international rivalry between Moscow and Washington.
Last weekend Donald Trump made the stupidest U.S. foreign policy commitment since the decision 60 years ago to take France's place in fighting the "communist menace" in Vietnam.