Fear of a Hot Planet


by John Feffer An extreme weather event hits Norway. Finally shocked into doing something radical about climate change, Norwegian citizens propel the Green Party into government, where it declares an immediate suspension of oil and gas production. The new prime… Continue Reading  

The Geopolitics of Cheap Oil


by John Feffer The market was supposed to save the planet. That, at least, was the argument of many economists grappling with the problem of climate change. As fossil fuels became scarcer, they pointed out, the price of oil and natural… Continue Reading  

The Pope, Markets, and Volkswagen


by Paul R. Pillar Anticipating this week’s visit by Pope Francis, different political factions and interests in the United States have been hoping to hear words from the popular pontiff that are consistent with their own agendas. They also are… Continue Reading