Issues / Energy
With worldwide desecration of the environment by oil spills, the words "black planet" take on new meaning.
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.
A New Oil Rush Endangers the Gulf of Mexico and the Planet.
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.)
The Obama administration has a new nuclear policy. And we need a new anti-nuclear movement that can reach for change.
Despite his pledge to seek nuclear disarmament, Obama is investing big in the nuclear complex.
Obama's mixing it up on missile defense. But are we safer?
To deal with big crises, we have to think big, and that means starting with our cities.
For all its enduring power, Big Oil finds itself in a precarious position today.