Book Beat Lethal Trajectories 8-31-14

Jan 01, 2015

Interview with R. Michael "Mike" Conley, author of "Lethal Trajectories" and "Weathering the Storm" on Book Beat from 8.31.14

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Cheap Oil: Issues and Opportunities

Dec 17, 2014

The stunning plunge in oil prices – almost 45% since June – has roiled the global oil markets; creating new winners and losers almost overnight. It has also unlocked a number of potential problems and opportunities we would be wise to consider.

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The Political Paradox of Climate Change

Nov 25, 2014

Climate change is a polarizing issue. Ironically, though a lightning rod that divides political parties, interest groups, and nations, it should be a galvanizing force that unites the world in a common cause; the preservation of our planet

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Climate Change: A few myths and some hard realities

Sep 23, 2014

Over 100 world leaders, CEOs and decision-makers will gather today – September 23rd – in New York for the U.N. Climate Summit meeting. The meeting will showcase the current thinking on climate change and set the stage for formal action meetings over the next 15 months.

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Management by Crisis

Jul 31, 2014

Any hope of responding effectively to the perfect storm (See: The Perfect Storm) will require a thoughtful and strategic approach – the antithesis of what’s happening in Washington today. The current Highway Trust Fund insolvency battle is a good case in point.

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Forever changed by the oil boom?

Jun 25, 2014

The front page headline story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on June 18, 2014 read: Forever changed by the oil boom, North Dakota is transforming the nation and world as it passes 1,000,000 Barrels per Day Wow! What’s not to like about this headline?

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Myopic Market Madness

Jun 16, 2014

Tectonic-sized forces – in the form of climate change, energy, economic, geopolitical and misguided expectations – are on a collision course leading to a perfect storm. Storm Warnings “News Flash” provides insights on events now fueling the storm.
The economic myopia infecting us today may be camouflaging a train wreck waiting to happen.

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Climate Change - Denial is Not a Strategy

May 12, 2014

The climate alarms are ringing, but we’re not responding. The magnitude of warming has increased the likelihood of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts,” according to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). Chilling words; corroborated almost daily by new data.

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Our Dirty Little Secret

Apr 17, 2014

The forces of the Perfect Storm come wrapped in many packages. One such force that has supercharged our economy for decades and could devastate it almost overnight – our dirty little secret – is the “Petrodollar System.”

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The Ukrainian Ripple Effect

Mar 14, 2014

Seismic events in the Ukraine – reminiscent of the “Cold War’ of yesteryear – are providing a pretext for those seeking a new domestic energy blitzkrieg. In America, the crisis is used by some to promote a new energy "blitzkrieg:" The idea is to use our growing shale oil and gas production as leverage against Mr. Putin.

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