Ismail Serageldin, a former vice president of the World Bank, famously predicted that the wars of the 21st century would be fought not over oil but for water, a non-renewable resource for which there is no alternative. And while Jessica Yu’s documentary Last Call At The Oasis downplays that particular claim, it offers plenty of reasons to panic about the future availability of H20.
In a speech before the Chamber of Commerce yesterday, Vice President Dick Cheney – the former CEO of the oil services company Halliburton — called for a substantial increase in domestic drilling for oil and other natural resources.... Read Post
How do we define a movie star? Is it a performer whose persona becomes correlated with a specific type of film (e.g., genre), thus creating a sense of dependability, consistency, and predictability by their very name (a la John Wayn... Read Post