In “The Race for What’s Left,” he continues his
exploration of the high stakes at play when the demand for resources is
bottomless. Powerful nations are on collision courses marked by differing
claims of ownership; economically weak countries have little chance of
prevailing in contests of greed over need. In addition to those conflicts are
the disasters that climate change will foist on large swaths of people, causing
millions to become refugees.
The case Klare makes is dire but simple: There are
no longer any essential resources for economic expansion or survival that are
abundant, accessible and safe to obtain.
Rubacky's review of Michael
T. Klare's The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the
World’s Last Resources