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Chilcot-rapport: Irak-krigen handlede om olie
Chilcot-rapporten, der evaluerer Storbritanniens deltagelse i invasionen og besættelsen af Irak, afslører, at olie spillede en vigtig rolle for briterne. Og at briterne og amerikanerne udkæmpede en diplomatisk kamp om olien. "Det ville være upassende for de...
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A year and a half ago this comic explained the onset of the Syrian civil war. As my TV and Facebook is overflowing with misinformed opinions, at least here I will post it anew.
This comic was produced in partnership by Years of Living Dangerously and Symbolia Magazine. For more amazing real life comics, get Symbolia on your iPad or via PDF. And for more information on the...
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There is evidence that the 2007−2010 drought contributed to the conflict in Syria. It was the worst drought in the instrumental record, causing widespread crop failure and a mass migration of farming families to urban centers. Century-long observed trends in precipitation, temperature, and sea-level pressure, supported by climate model results, strongly suggest that anthropogenic forcing has increased the probability of severe and persistent droughts in this region, and made the occurrence of a 3-year drought as severe as that of 2007−2010 2 to 3 times more likely than by natural variability alone. We conclude that human influences on the climate system are implicated in the current Syrian conflict. 
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Surprise...
Conspiracy theorists have long insisted that modern wars revolve around oil. Now research suggests hydrocarbons play an even bigger role in conflicts than they had suspected.
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Happy New Year - I hope!
Notes on links between conflict and natural resources.
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There are 66 coal mines in the Ukrainian territory disputed by Russia. Probably just a coincidence.
Ukraine's Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said on Wednesday an accident at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in southeast Ukraine posed no danger.
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Dear surprisingly loyal follower,

You might be interested in the latest update to Wikileaks.
What is Tor? Tips for Sources After Submitting. This key's fingerprint is A04C 5E09 ED02 B328 03EB 6116 93ED 732E 9231 8DBA -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- mQQNBFUoCGgBIADFLp+QonWyK8L6SPsNrnhwgfCxCk6OUHRIHReAsgAUXegpfg0b rsoHbeI5W9s5to/MUGwULHj59M6AvT+DS5rmrThgrND8Dt0dO+XW88bmTXHsFg9K ...
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First (?) US "boots on the ground" kill Islamic State's guy in charge of oil and gas.
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Hear, hear, Mr. Sachs: "Ending the terror of radical Islam will require ending the West’s wars for control in the Middle East. Fortunately, the Age of Oil is gradually coming to an end. We should make that end come faster: climate safety will require that we leave most fossil-fuel resources in the ground."
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Analysis of the conflict risks associated with new finds of fossil fuel in and around Israel.
US military strategists are contemplating the threat of war to redraw the Middle East’s energy architecture around Israel
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101 East follows the trail of illegal poachers who risk it all for the exotic hardwood, driving a species to extinction.
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Four months after the outbreak of the war, a new fight develops: the fight for the most valuable resources. The modern warfare and its war machines need one thing more than anything: oil. The influence is immense - on the battles and the life of the soldiers. Oil, iron, steel or cole resources can be a matter of life and death. Meanwhile, the situation at the Front is gridlocked, especially in the trenches of the Western Front. The Britain's advance into the Ottoman Empire and conquer the city Basra. Their goal is to secure their drilling facilities at the Arab Gulf. 

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Introduction
The book Ecowar - Natural Resources and Conflict summarize more than four years of spare time research into and blogging about the links from oil, water, diamonds and other resources to wars, rebellions, riots, murders and other types of conflict.

A lot of the research is available at ecowar.blogspot.com. Below are a few comments I have received on the book itself:

"an important book [...] on a topic more people should pay attention to [...] This is a fascinating thought-provoking book which I encourage you to read."
Scott Butki, Newsvine

"energetic and thought-provoking [...] This is a treatise without inflexible dogma."
Kevin Rennie, Red Bluff


"[...] a real pleasure receiving your book. It's very interesting! Most of it is so very relevant today [...]"

"[...] very interesting and significant [...]"

"[...] is extremely well written and interesting [...]"


"[Interlude A about a Neanderthal family] makes exciting reading [...] this might be one way of waking the current generation up to the fact that if we do not solve our ecological problem we could become past history."

(Comments received via email unless linked to.)