OPEC is Now in the “Danger Zone” – Just as Arab Spring II is Coming…

by | published August 23rd, 2016

For years my “day job” was being a university professor in political science and international economics. I’d often speak on the subject of “failed states” – countries in which the government had become so weak, while the economic and social problems grew so strong, that governance was no longer possible.

The danger then – and now – was from the power vacuum created by the absence of any real ability for central decision-making. Decades ago, the problem of failed states was a fixture in Cold War thinking.

But over the past several years, the topic has become relevant for a different reason: it’s now a chief concern in the fight against terrorist groups. The lack of any leadership is an enticing invitation for other groups to take over.

Today, for the first time, we’re seeing the two previously separate spheres of collapsing governments and states with (apparent) raw mineral wealth merge.

Specifically, failed states are now members of the OPEC oil cartel.

The impact of this is going be extremely serious, and will be felt globally

How Florida’s Algae Blooms are About to Turn into an Energy Boom

by | published August 18th, 2016

When someone mentions algae, one of the first things people think of is Florida’s toxic buildup of green slime. It began in Lake Okeechobee, the “hole” in the center of any map of the state. But it didn’t end there…

When huge rainfall threatened to breach an aging 80-year old earthen dam in 2013, the Army Corps of Engineers opened up spillways to drain the smelling sludge to the ocean – and they’ve kept at it ever since.

Unfortunately, that just pushed the crisis to the seashore communities that now had to deal with the slime.

But behind all this smelly misery, there is a huge energy opportunity building…

With support from the very top of the U.S. Government