An excellent collection of links at Democratic Underground.
Another excellent collection of links at Le Colonel Chabert.
The War on Terror is a war for dwindling natural resources:
Eating Fossil Fuels.
Meanwhile, in Europe:
Scorching temperatures and drought could destroy up to 20 percent of Poland’s grain harvest, warned the agriculture minister, Andrzej Lepper. “It is quite simply dramatic, and if the weather does not change we could have a disaster,” he said on Polish Radio. Germany is facing crop losses of up to 50 percent in the worst-hit regions, according to the president of the national farmers’ association, Gerd Sonnleitner.