This week, I joined San Francisco organizer Michael Petrelis and Box Turtle Bulletin editor Jim Burroway in launching an international boycott against Jamaica (www.boycottJamaica.org). While the island appears laid back, gays are under attack.
The Peak Oil Crisis: The Blackouts Spread
Of the 266 distinct nations or entities on the world today, nearly 100 are now reporting continuing energy shortages, mostly in the form of inadequate electricity supply, but in a growing number of cases, shortages of liquid fuels and natural gas. The actual number of countries affected is probably well […]
The Peak Oil Crisis: A Meeting at Jiddah
Last week the Saudis called a meeting of oil producers and consumers at Jiddah on the Red Sea for June 22. The immediate reason for the call was a one-day jump of $11 in the price of oil to a new high of nearly $140 a barrel. This increase was […]
The Peak Oil Crisis: Speculation, Subsidies & Megacities
The energy issue of the week is whether high gasoline prices are being caused by supply no longer being able to keep with demand or by speculators garnering untoward riches at the expense of hardworking motorists.
Paul Krugman: Grains Gone Wild
What’s behind the world food crisis?
The Peak Oil Crisis: Load Shedding
Largely unnoticed in America are the increasingly frequent electricity shortages developing around the world.
Helen Thomas: Music Eases Diplomacy
WASHINGTON — Let us hope that the next president of the United States knows some history.
The Peak Oil Crisis: The Times Drops The First Shoe
Peak Oil started as a story about geology. It was once relatively simple. After 150 years of pumping up oil, the easy-to-find kind was gone and from here on out it was going to be much more difficult to find and eventually prohibitively expensive.
The Peak Oil Crisis: A Message from Houston
We gathered at a hotel near the Convention Center, some 525 of us from 18 countries and 36 states attending the Association for the Study of Peak Oil-USA’s 3rd annual conference. The PowerPoints flashed by at mind-blowing speed as speaker after distinguished speaker shared the latest thoughts and insights into […]
The Peak Oil Crisis: A Meeting to Remember
On Tuesday, Oil Ministers from the OPEC countries gathered in Vienna to decide on production levels. It turned out one of the more remarkable meetings that OPEC has held in recent years.