Issues / Energy

Extreme Energy

Noted author and Hampshire College professor Michael Klare, whose latest book Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet describes the geopolitics of the energy crisis, will talk about the causes behind the Gulf oil spill.
In the wake of the environmental disaster caused by the 20 April explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the oil multinational was immediately pressured into providing adequate compensation by the US government. This is an experience palpably not shared by Nigerian people in the face of another multinational, Shell, in the country's Niger Delta.
Once and for all, is the Obama administration nuclear posture review slumped or standing up straight? Here's a sample of commentators whose insights -- from fresh to just plain strange -- jumped out at us. (The new START treaty is remarked upon as well.)

Obama Boosts Nukes

Despite his pledge to seek nuclear disarmament, Obama is investing big in the nuclear complex.
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