Years of failed negotiations between the Russian Federation, NATO, EU and US that led to war in Ukraine has entered a next phase. Not a new phase, but a ‘next phase’. The delivery of F-16 fighter systems delivers a next level of fear and loathing — and more that is not in the open
Category: Green Politics
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?
IPCC report: ‘Code red’ for human-driven global heating – Part 1
First of three-part UN Report documenting the impacts of climate change by United Nations’ 6th Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. There is no doubt: “Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying” – IPCC 6th Report, August 2021. Next release, February 2022; next, March 2022
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
Earth Day, 50th Anniversary
Fifty years on… and still going strong. Your Strategic Demands editor reflects on the road to the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970. Senator Nelson played a key role, Rep. George E. Brown worked behind the scenes, the Vietnam Moratorium with its message to Nixon and tactics of ‘teach-ins’ inspired. The word went out — […]