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About Michael T. Klare

Michael Klare is a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, a TomDispatch regular, and the author, most recently, of The Race for What’s Left, just published in paperback by Picador. A documentary movie version of his book Blood and Oil is available from the Media Education Foundation. You can follow Klare on Facebook by clicking here.

Articles by Michael T. Klare

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“Mehmet

Mehmet Kurt is this week’s guest editor, introducing the theme, ‘New Turkey and Old Troubles’.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

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.

The renewable revolution

Four reasons why the transition from fossil fuels to a green energy era is gaining traction.

Oil’s rekindled allure

America’s European allies are feeling somewhat less deferential to Moscow because of the growth in global supplies. In other words, the striking spurt in US domestic oil production has added a patriotic dimension to its already powerful allure.

In the carbon wars, big oil is winning

We humans have a choice: we can succumb to carbon’s gravitational pull and so suffer from increasingly harsh planetary conditions, or resist and avoid the most deadly consequences of climate change.

Is a green energy revolution on the global agenda?

Climate rebellion is on the horizon.  At the same time, governments globally, with rare exceptions, are deeply wedded to existing energy policies and will respond with some combination of accommodation to popular demands and harsh repression. 

Fossil fuel euphoria: Hallelujah, oil and gas forever

Senior government officials including President Obama have already become infected with this euphoria, as have top Wall Street investors - which means it will have a powerful and longlasting, though largely pernicious effect on US energy policy, industrial development, and foreign relations.

Our fossil-fuelled future 


What sort of fabulous new energy systems will the world possess in 2040?  Which fuels will supply the bulk of our energy needs?  And how will that change the global energy equation, international politics, and the planet’s health? 

How to fry a planet

Don't for a second imagine we are heading for an era of renewable energy.

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