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The hazards of burning oil

July 3, 2008

Thanks to the calendar, the U.S. is about to celebrate the July 4 holiday with a long weekend. For many people, July 3 (today) will be like the Wednesday before Thanksgiving or New Year’s Eve. You might be in the office, but you aren’t likely to get much work accomplished and you probably plan to leave early.

In that spirit, may I offer an entertaining video that addresses something on most travelers’ minds this holiday — the supply of oil:


Hat tip: Simon Dalby.

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Rodger A. Payne is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville. He serves on the University’s Sustainability Council and was a co-founder of the Peace, Conflict, and Social Justice program. He is the author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters and coauthor, with Nayef Samhat, of Democratizing Global Politics: Discourse Norms, International Regimes, and Political Community (SUNY, 2004). He is currently working on two major projects, one exploring the role of narratives in international politics and the other examining the implications of America First foreign policy.