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  • October 13, 2005

    The Virtues of Gas Guzzling

    Gas-guzzling can be a revolutionary experience, like puffing Montecristo cigars, now that Citgo's 1,800 gas stations and eight oil refineries passed into the hands of Venezuela's national oil company.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • October 7, 2005

    Melting Away

    Geophysicists are debating whether recent catastrophic storms signal an abrupt climate change that will trigger seasons of permanent icelessness in the Atlantic and return the earth to the torrid chaos of an earlier era.

    Mike Davis

  • September 29, 2005

    Global Storm Warning

    Scientists universally recognize the devastating effects of global warming, including its possible role in creating Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It's time for skeptics to listen up before another devastating storm hits.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • September 29, 2005

    Out of Gas

    Before 9/11, the Bush Administration thought tax breaks and environmental deregulation would solve the energy crisis. They were wrong. Now it's time for policies that promote conservation and energy alternatives.

    the Editors

  • September 25, 2005

    Devastation in Galveston (1900)

    More than 7,000 people perished in a hurricane that swept the Texas coast on September 13, 1900. In two unsigned dispatches, The Nation described the scene. September 13 and September 20, 1900, issues.

    The Nation

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  • September 16, 2005

    Left Behind: Bush’s Holy War on Nature

    Americans care about the environment, but the Bush Administration clearly doesn't. Blame it on Republican ideology and the apocalyptic religious sensibilities of his political base.

    Chip Ward

  • September 8, 2005

    The Big Easy Dies Hard

    At first glance New Orleans looks like a cross between a giant conceptual art installation or the set of a cold war disaster movie.

    Christian Parenti

  • September 8, 2005

    FEMA: Confederacy of Dunces

    FEMA enjoyed bipartisan praise during the 1990s under President Clinton. By the time Hurricane Katrina roared into the Gulf, the Bush Administration had dismantled it.

    Jon Elliston

  • September 6, 2005

    Katrina and the Coming World Oil Crunch

    Beyond the human suffering, Katrina's sucker punch will be felt in America's increasing dependence on foreign petroleum.

    Michael T. Klare

  • June 29, 2005

    Climate and the G-8

    Though the G-8 leaders should subsidize zero-carbon energy sources, they should resist Bush's advocacy of nuclear energy.

    Mark Hertsgaard