Issues / Energy
In Papua New Guinea, the Trump administration is combining its fondness for extractive industries with its disregard for human rights.
While China, Europe, and several U.S. states are reaping the rewards of transitioning to renewables, the Trump administration appears dead-set on propping up a dying dirty industry.
Can one determined and willfully ignorant man both stem the green tide and push the world over the brink into ecocide?
Despite Trump's tough talk, his crude and narrow vision of foreign policy has created huge opportunities for China and Russia.
Trump wants Iraq's oil, and he's not interested in sharing.
This year's lowlights from world politics, the culture wars, and the military-industrial complex.
Market forces, state and local action, and strong social movements could blunt the impacts of a denialist White House.
There's still hope for the "pink tide" that swept aside Latin America's right-wing dictators. But in Venezuela, Chavismo is on its last legs.
If even Saudi Arabia is ready to move away from its reliance on petroleum, we're indeed entering a new world — one in which the titans of oil production will no longer hold sway over our lives.
Let them eat isotopes.