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: May 2, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

We are in the midst of a major geopolitical power shift.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

And oil prices have plunged to rock-bottom—so much for our new industrial renaissance.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

The primary thrust of new policies, new investment, and new technology will be in the advancement of renewables.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Climate scientists have begun to note early indicators of possible catastrophes.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

As oil prices continue to drop, the cancellation or postponement of such mega-projects has been sending shock waves.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

There is no reason to assume that the anointment of a common enemy will make America and the world any safer than it is today.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

The major energy companies have gone on the offensive, minimizing the potential for renewables in the imaginable future.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

But what if other countries find ways to wield it against us?

Posted on: May 27, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

Both deadly industries have targeted the developing world for future profits.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

We are going down the road of unconventional oil and gas—more carbon, more heat and more pollution.

Posted on: May 30, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

Washington, Beijing and Moscow are all selling large amount of weapons to warring sides.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2013, Source:

Escalating tensions among China, Japan and the U.S. could ignite armed conflict -- and sink the global economy.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2012, Source: TomDispatch

This year's edition of the World Energy Outlook was greeted with jubilation when it revealed that the US might become top oil producer. But this comes at a catastrophic cost.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2012, Source: TomDispatch

To reach their ambitious targets, energy firms will have to overcome severe geological and environmental barriers -- and recent developments suggest that they are going to have a tough time doing so.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2012, Source: Tom Dispatch

If history is any guide, rising food prices of this sort will also lead to widespread social unrest and violent conflict.

Posted on: May 10, 2012, Source:

Consider these flash-points as signals that we are entering an era of intensified conflict over energy.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2012, Source:

In energy terms, we are now entering a world whose grim nature has yet to be fully grasped.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2012, Source:

The Strait of Hormuz--through which one-fifth the planet's oil supply travels--is suddenly the site of tensions between the US and Iran.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2012, Source:

With energy demand on the rise and sources of supply dwindling, we are entering a new epoch in which disputes over vital resources will dominate world affairs.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2011, Source:

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