Consortium News: Michael Klare on COVID-19: The Beginning of the End for Oil?

COVID-19: The Beginning of the End for Oil? Michael T. Klare says a vast restructuring of the global energy enterprise is happening now.   Among the first and most dramatic of these has been a shockingly deep decline in flying, automobile commuting, and leisure travel — activities that account for a large share of daily petroleum use. Airline travel …

Michael Klare: Climate Change Tipping Points

Climate Change Tipping Points and the Question of Civilizational Survival Not so long ago, it was science fiction. Now, it’s hard science—and that should frighten us all. The latest reports from the prestigious and sober Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) make increasingly hair-raising reading, suggesting that the planet is approaching possible moments of irreversible …

Michel Bauwens: Michael Klare on False Oil Boom and True Water Cost

THE BOOK:  Michael Klare, The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources (Metropolitan Books, 2012) THE ARTICLE:  The new “Golden Age of Oil” that wasn’t by Michael T. Klare Forecasts of Abundance Collide with Planetary Realities Last winter, fossil-fuel enthusiasts began trumpeting the dawn of a new “golden age of …

Worth a Look: All Hell Breaking Loose – The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change

Both as participants in climate-triggered conflicts abroad, and as first responders to hurricanes and other disasters on American soil, the armed services are already confronting the impacts of global warming. The military now regards climate change as one of the top threats to American national security―and is busy developing strategies to cope with it. Drawing …

Berto Jongman: Water Wars (Comment by Robert Steele on Open Source Water)

Where will the ‘water wars’ of the future be fought? A new paper paints a disturbing picture of a nearby future where people are fighting over access to water. These post-apocalyptic-sounding “water wars” could rise as a result of climate change and population growth and could become real soon enough if we don’t take steps …