So for the oil/gas industry, judging by profits reported Q1 2023 for Q1 / Q4 2022, this past year was the best ever. Of course, the accounting doesn’t take ‘externality’ costs of emissions into account, nor does the accounting calculate the costs of climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions
The International Space Station Minus Russia
In a move that can be seen as symbolic, as well as adversarial, the Russian Federation announces Roscosmos, its space agency, will be ending its participation in the ISS cooperative space venture. Sometime after 2024, the new Russian space agency director says, will be — ‘the end’
Oil Gas Investments, Focus on Near-term and Far-term
At Big Oil-Gas annual shareholders meeting… Shell and other oil companies under fire from climate change activists… An inside look as the investment community debates ‘responsible’ investing
Biden’s (and the World’s) Imperiled Climate Agenda
Today, April 1st, we witness the horror of a war in Ukraine — another war that has delivered a profound, grievous setback to humanity’s need for mutual security in an existential nuclear era compounded by climate crisis
United Nations 6th Climate Assessment – Part 2
Dire climate news from tens of thousands of science studies… UN’s 6th Assessment in 3 parts: August 2021, ‘How the climate is changing’; February 2022, ‘What are the climate impacts? How can we adapt and act now to make a difference?’ Coming March 2022, ‘Solutions to slow impacts of climate change’
Bigger Picture Beyond the Ukraine Conflict
Ukraine reveals an expanded Great Game, a 21st century geostrategy, a GreatGameX. GreatGameX encompasses a greater Eurasian continent. GreatGameX geopolitics confront post WWII U.S. hegemony and recall a 19th/20th century struggle for control of Central and South Asia
Glasgow Climate Summit Concludes with Pledges and Promises, but What About Action?
A mutual existential question and threat remains as the international climate summit, COP26, ends. Some 39,000 registered delegates now return to their some 200 countries. Will nations’ climate actions come close to making the climate changes necessary?
International Climate Summit Needs to Demand New Definitions of National Security
As Strategic Demands’ editor reflects on half a century of climate work, beginning with Rep. George E Brown-(D) East LA, key drafter of the first National Climate Act in 1978, the climate science message we advanced decades ago is now, at last, coming into the spotlight. But is it too late?
The Strategic Demands of Climate Change
The International Energy Agency shocked the financial world this week. News headlines from the IEA, captured at StratDem with a series of screen shot scans, present demands and timeline for an End to the Oil & Gas Era. A drawdown of hydrocarbon emissions and immediate transition from business-as-usual must become a global goal — Now
Green New Deal (by another name)
A “Green New Deal” in the U.S. brought forward by progressive Democrats now takes steps toward passage as a more politically ‘doable’ $3 trillion, 2 part “Infrastructure” package. Stay tuned. It may next be going a reconciliation route…
25th International Climate Conference
COP25 has commenced in Madrid… Conference of the Parties, #COP25… the acronym doesn’t do the global Climate Crisis Conference justice as its goal is security of all nations. The multiplying threats of human-caused disruption and disaster are here. Strategic Demands and associate GreenPolicy360 again deliver the news
On a November Day
As the U.S. energy policy continues to focus on fossil fuels, we at Strategic Demands take a look at the data and consider crude oil proved reserves. It is an appropriate moment to consider the longer term, e.g., the longevity of the U.S. fracking upsurge… and consequences