Date of the Event:
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:
“The Race For What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s
Hosted by Philip Maldari
Thursday, March 15, 7:30 pm
The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley
$12 advance tickets: >brownpapertickets.com< t: 800-838-3006 or
Pegasus Books (3 locations), Mrs. Dalloway’s, Moe’s Books,
Walden Pond DIESEL, A Bookstore,
in SF - Modern Times Bookstore ($15 at door)
“In a sane world, we’d take the limits we are clearly reaching as a signal to reduce our fixation on growth and begin searching for new ways to live. Instead, as Michael Klare makes clear in this powerful book, the heads of our corporate empires have decided to rip apart the planet in one last burst of profiteering. If you want to understand the next decade, I fear you better read this book.”
—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth
The World is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion – a crisis that goes beyond “peak oil” to encompass shortages of industrial metals, critical minerals, water, and arable land. With all of the earth’s habitable areas already in use, the desperate hunt for new supplies is forcing governments and corporations to the final resource frontiers, from the Arctic to war zones to deep ocean floors. Exactly what happens as competition grows increasingly ferocious for the drastically dwindling supplies needed to run our cars, power our homes, manufacture our machines, grow our food?
This frenzy of extreme exploration is not only threatening the environment but also igniting new border disputes, threatening military confrontation. The only way to avoid disaster, argues Klare, will be to drastically alter our patterns of consumption – a crucial task that is already the greatest challenge of this century.
Michael Klare is the author of fourteen books, including Resource Wars and Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Petroleum Dependency; Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws; Rising Powers and Shrinking Planet. As well as being Defense Correspondent for The Nation magazine, he is a contributor to Foreign Affairs, the Los Angeles Times, Current History, Mother Jones, Harper’s, Scientific American, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and TomDispatch.org.
Philip Maldari, veteran KPFA Radio broadcast journalist, hosts a popular Sunday Morning show on 94.1FM from 9 to 11 AM.