Stories by Michael T. Klare

Michael T. Klare, a TomDispatch regular, is a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College and the author, most recently, of The Race for What’s Left.  A documentary movie version of his book Blood and Oil is available from the Media Education Foundation. subscribe to Michael T. Klare's feed

Posted on: Dec 6, 2011, Source:

This ensures that, environmentally, militarily, and economically, we will find ourselves in a more, not less, perilous world.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2011, Source:

America's rise to supremacy was fueled by control over the world's oil supply. Now, the decline of the U.S. coincides with the decline of oil as a major energy source.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2011, Source:

A 30-year war for energy preeminence? You wouldn’t wish it even on a desperate planet. But that’s where we’re headed and there’s no turning back.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2011, Source:

Crucial developments taking place in 2011 are changing the way we are likely to live on this planet for the foreseeable future.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2011, Source:

What Earth does to protect itself from human intervention is unlikely to prove beneficial for human societies.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2011, Source:

The old oil order is dying, and with its demise we will see the end of cheap and readily accessible petroleum -- forever.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2011, Source:

From now on, rising prices, powerful storms, severe droughts and floods, and other unexpected events are likely to play havoc with the fabric of global society.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2010, Source: The Nation

Only a dramatic change in course -- governed by an entirely new policy framework -- can reduce the risk of catastrophe and set the nation on a wise energy trajectory.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2010, Source:

The disaster in the Gulf is no anomaly. It's an arrow pointing toward future disasters.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2010, Source:

Much will change in 10 years. China will rise, the global South will grow in importance, the U.S. will decline. These phenomena will be eclipsed by devastating planetary changes.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2009, Source:

The great age of renewable energy is in our distant future. Before then, energy prices will rise, environmental perils will multiply and conflict will grow. Buckle your seatbelts.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2009, Source:

Will it all end in Iraq not with a bang, but with an oil gusher? The latest oil news out of that country offers a hint of Iraq's fate.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2009, Source:

The era of plentiful oil is drawing to a close, and a new era of economic peril, rising starvation and environmental disaster is born.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2009, Source:

In a world on the brink, we must offer a global stimulus or else face an epidemic of global crime.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2009, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

As the wealthier nations cease investing in the developing world or acquiring its exports, the crisis is hitting them with a vengeance.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

This struggle started when the former Soviet republics began seeking Western customers for their oil and natural gas.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2008, Source: The Nation

Oil companies, speculators and OPEC played their part, but ruinous Bush Administration policies have compounded the crisis.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2008, Source:

It's time to ask whether the U.S. military should have anything to do with American energy security.

Posted on: May 30, 2008, Source: Metropolitan Books

Shows of force by nations competing to control dwindling energy supplies could trigger conflict in hot spots across the globe.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2008, Source:

Get ready for a new world order in which energy will govern what we eat, where we live, and if and when we travel.