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Michael T. Klare: Welcome to a World in Which All Hell Is Breaking Loose

A prelude to what can be expected in the future was provided by the events of August and September 2017, when the military was called upon to provide disaster relief in the wake of three particularly powerful hurricanes — Harvey, Irma, and Maria — at the very moment California and the state of Washington were being ravaged by powerful wildfires.

November 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Michael T. Klare: The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis

If the United States goes to war with Iran, you are unlikely to hear the word “oil” uttered by top Trump administration officials, but make no mistake: that three-letter word lies at the root of the present crisis, not to speak of the world’s long-term fate.

July 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Michael T. Klare: Beyond Harvey and Irma

Militarizing Homeland Security in the Climate-Change Era Deployed to the Houston area to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, U.S. military forces hadn’t even completed their assignments when they were … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Michael T. Klare: America’s Carbon-Pusher in Chief

Trump’s Fossil-Fueled Foreign Policy Who says President Trump doesn’t have a coherent foreign policy?  Pundits and critics across the political spectrum have chided him for failing to articulate and implement … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Michael T. Klare: Climate Change as Genocide

Inaction Equals Annihilation Not since World War II have more human beings been at risk from disease and starvation than at this very moment. On March 10th, Stephen O’Brien, under … Continue reading

April 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Michael T. Klare: Welcome to a New Planet

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 … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Michael T. Klare: The Renewable Revolution

Four Reasons Why the Transition From Fossil Fuels to a Green Energy Era Is Gaining Traction Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Michael T. Klare: Fossil-Fueled Republicanism

Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

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