Category Archives: Conflict

2014: The beginning of a Religious War of Ideas?


This month has seen the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, the conflict that was supposed to end all wars. Unfortunately, it never did – as we well know. Here in 2014,  a century on, we again face the … Continue reading

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Syria Threatens Israel (Audio Article Recommendation)


A new concept here: an audio article recommendation regarding the Middle East situation. Listen to the recording then click on the link below to read the article: Syria threatens to attack Israel if Nato intervenes in internal conflict (The Extinction … Continue reading

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Leviathan has lost its teeth…


Back in the 17th Century, a philosopher called Thomas Hobbes wrote a book called ‘Leviathan’. At the time, Europe was in the thralls of the religious violence of the Thirty-Years War and England itself was on the brink of insurrection … Continue reading

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New Article Recommendation: Climate Change and Resource Conflicts


A good (and timely) article here from msnbc.com reporting recent comments by the director of the UN Environment Program, Achim Steiner, regarding the links between climate change and resource conflicts. In a nutshell, he is stating that the process of … Continue reading

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Article recommendations: World not prepared for Peak Oil and the new Middle Ages


Some interesting articles for you here. The first is from Ecologist and is a slightly scary report on the fact that world governments are not preparing for Peak Oil. Take, for instance, the recent decision to release emergency oil reserves … Continue reading

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An Owen Law Short Story – Matilda Leviathan


A new feature here, and I’m looking for your assistance. I’m writing a series of short stories which all have a loose Climate Change/Peak Oil sci-fi flavour and this is the first: ‘Matilda Leviathan’. They are a bit of a … Continue reading

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Two more (very) interesting articles from two British broadsheets


These two articles are both from two stalwarts of the British broadsheet press. the first was published by The Guardian yesterday and is slightly scary. It states that the UK Government was warned two years ago about the threat from … Continue reading

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Article Recommendation: An Open Letter to Stephen King


Now this is a blog post that appeals to my writer’s outlook – an open letter to Stephen King, suggesting a new plot novel for him to take up based on the converging 21st century threats. Now this really is … Continue reading

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Bin Laden Dead


At last, America has eliminated the world’s most wanted man. Not before time, many of us are thinking. It sure is a welcome boost for the US and its President. But what are the potential ramifications of the death of … Continue reading

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Richard Heinberg on the Limitations of Growth with Peak Oil


Another feature from YouTube. This time, Richard Heinberg, author of the acclaimed ‘The Party’s Over’ and Senior Fellow with the Post Carbon Institute presents a video (via The Nation’s YouTube site) on Peak Oil and the limitations of growth. Exponential … Continue reading

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