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After oil wars, then green wars?

Even if we wean ourselves off oil, there are still plenty of things we could fight over

Alan Greenspan says Iraq war was over oil

“Everyone knows the Iraq war is largely about oil” Greenspan writes in his memoir

“National Security and Climate Change in Perspective” by Campbell & Parthemore

Chapter 1 of “Climatic Cataclysm”

“The Devil’s Excrement” by Jerry Useem

Fortune, 3 February 2003

“The Devil’s Excrement” by Moisés Naím

Foreign Policy, August 2009

“Cheney Knew” by Michael Ruppert

Chapter 2 of the book “Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil”

“What Resource Wars?” by David Victor

in The National Interest, 2007-11-12

War in Africa triggered by warming

Rising temperatures will spark more war in Africa—unless the link is broken through improvements in agriculture, a new study argues

“If we don’t take joint action, the consequences for the planet may be very distressing [and] will have catastrophic consequences.”

—Russian president Dmitry Medvedev on climate change


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

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