Tag: By Michael T. Klare
|Why closure of the Strait of Hormuz could ignite a war and a global depression.|
|When the U.S. faces a problem in the world—say, keeping the energy flowing on this planet—the first thing that’s done is to militarize the problem. It’s the only way Washington now knows how to think.|
Michael T. Klare: The New Thirty Years’ War: Winners and Losers in the Great Global Energy Struggle to ComeJune 2011
|For giant oil companies like BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Royal Dutch Shell, an eventual shift away from petroleum will have massive economic consequences.|
Michael T. Klare: The Global Energy Crisis Deepens: Three Energy Developments That Are Changing Your LifeJune 2011
|If we don’t abandon a belief that unrestricted growth is our inalienable birthright the future is likely to prove grim indeed.|
|While a handful of major oil-producing areas launched the Petroleum Age … it’s been the Middle East that has quenched the world’s thirst for oil since World War II.|
Michael T. Klare: The Year of Living Dangerously: Rising Commodity Prices and Extreme Weather Events Threaten Global StabilityJanuary 2011
|2011 is looking grim. From now on, rising prices, powerful storms, severe droughts and floods, and other unexpected events are likely to play havoc with the fabric of global society, producing chaos and political unrest. Get ready for a rocky year.|
As its energy use ramps ever upward, China’s thirst for added energy could change the global power structure of the twenty-first century.
Michael T. Klare: BP-Style Extreme Energy Nightmares to Come: Four Scenarios for the Next Energy Mega-DisasterJune 2010
As long as we continue our reckless pursuit of “extreme energy,” political and environmental instability will inevitably cause a domino effect of unprecedented calamities.