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The Climate Post: Japan’s Earthquake-Tsunami-Radiation Disaster Worsens

Countries around the world rethink nuclear plans, and Congress bickers over their cafeteria’s cups and utensils

The Climate Post: Middle East Oil Anxiety

Oil prices shot up after unrest in Libya deepened, while conflicts continued over climate regulations and energy funding

Wikileaks or Saudi sheiks? Leaks: 1, Sheiks: 0

A few diplomatic cables posted by Wikileaks provide a window into back-room warnings about peak oil

From Wikileaks or Saudi sheiks?

Why the world needs better data on oil, and how we might get it

“The public will be furious with governments: why didn’t you tell us about this and what are you doing about it?”

—Robert Hirsch, former US energy official and oil executive, speaking about “peak oil”

“There is a crying need for a central repository of professional non-politicized data and information.”

ecologist and energy expert Charles Hall

“The U.S. political culture has become not just dysfunctional but deeply corrupt.”

—Economist Paul Krugman on the possibility that George W. Bush’s tax cuts for the rich may get renewed

Kicking the oil subsidies habit

We’re “addicted to oil,” as George W. Bush put it—but oil companies, it seems, are addicted to oil subsidies

Big Oil now a small fry, Enormous Oil gaining power

The share of the world’s oil produced and controlled by private companies like Exxon and Chevron has shrunk a lot in the past few decades—but they still wield a lot of power

Read: “Activism v. Restraint”

by Jeffrey Toobin in the New Yorker

bookshelf

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
Zeitoun
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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