Polar Regions

Climate - Oct 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Rising seas threaten 21 mega-cities

Oceans act as global warming 'safety valve'

The meltdown of Greenland's way of life

archived October 21, 2007

Russia - Oct 18

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Putin criticizes US campaign in Iraq (oil)
Peak oil 'decades away' - Lukoil chief
Energy-rich Caspian becomes center of U.S.-Russia power struggle

archived October 18, 2007

United Kingdom - Oct 18

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Green groups condemn UK's claim in Antarctica
Britain's new claim for sovereignty in Antarctica is all about energy

BP executive pied as Europe's largest biofuels event disrupted

archived October 18, 2007

The Big Melt

David Spratt, Carbon Equity: Ration the future

The Arctic sea ice is disintegrating "100 years ahead of schedule", having dropped 22% this year below the previous minimum low, and it may completely disappear as early as the northern summer of 2013. This is far beyond the predictions of the International Panel on Climate Change and is an example of global warming impacts happening at lower temperature increases and more quickly than projected. (Recommended by several peak oil writers).

archived October 18, 2007

Energy policy - Oct 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Britain to claim more than 1m sq km of Antarctica
Vaitheeswaran: An energy call to arms

Brookings' Sandalow: plan to end U.S. oil addiction

archived October 16, 2007

Canada and Arctic - Oct 11

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Canadian gas output to plummet
Canadian economy is all about oil and minerals
Arctic waters are changing for oil drillers

archived October 11, 2007

An oil & gas Shangri-la in the Arctic?

Dave Cohen, ASPO-USA / Energy Bulletin

Story after story in 2007 has proclaimed that the race is on in the melting Arctic: there's black gold in them thar' hills! It seems a shame to rain on everybody's parade. What's the harm of letting the polar nations indulge their fantasies of new fossil fuel riches?

archived October 10, 2007

Peak oil - Oct 9

Staff, Energy Bulletin

How global warming will save us from peak oil
Did Katrina hide the real peak in world oil production?
Oil to soar above $90 next year says Bahraini expert
Consider the Costa lack of buses [and PO]
Peak Oil questions answered in Houston
Heinberg claims NZ too dependent on oil

archived October 9, 2007

As the world burns

Richard Heinberg, MuseLetter / Energy Bulletin

Altogether, it was an extraordinary 30 days. Yet so far there’s been no instantaneous economic implosion, and there’s not much blood in the streets (except perhaps in Myanmar), and so the mainstream media can safely focus on the truly vital issues like O.J. Simpson’s current legal scrapes and Britney Spears’s performance at the MTV awards.

archived October 3, 2007

Climate - Oct 2

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Arctic melt unnerves the experts
Maldives: Climate change may sink us

Bill McKibben: The race against warming

Arctic thaw may be at ‘tipping point’

archived October 2, 2007