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Opinion: Why you can’t blame the Pemex oil fire on capitalism

Opinion: Why you can’t blame the Pemex oil fire on capitalism

The fire in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap field in the Gulf of Mexico spurred tons of memes and comments about the failures of capitalism. The pipeline belonged to a nationalized state monopoly. Graphic by Cristobal Spielmann.  By Cristobal Spielmann If you’ve been on social media lately, you’ve likely seen the striking image of a massive, hellish oil fire burning on the surface of the ocean. The fire began on July 2 as the result of a pipeline leak in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap (KMZ) offshore oil field in the Gulf of Mexico before being extinguished over 17 hours later. The KMZ field has been the major producer of...

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Opinion: Why you can’t blame the Pemex oil fire on capitalism

If you’ve been on social media lately, you’ve likely seen the striking image of a massive, hellish oil fire burning on the surface of the ocean. The fire began on July 2 as the result of a pipeline leak in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap (KMZ) offshore oil field in the Gulf of Mexico before being extinguished over 17 hours later. The KMZ field has been the major producer of Mexico’s crude oil since 2009, contributing to 46% of its national production, according to a column in the online Mexican news magazine Gatopardo.

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Opinion: Climate change is everybody’s problem

Rising global temperatures and the inevitable havoc they cause on our planet will go down in history as the greatest threat faced by humanity in the 21st century. It is far past the time for all of us to come together and do whatever it takes to meet this challenge.

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Opinion: Brace our campus for perpetual fires

With finals on the horizon and the stresses of returning to campus after over a year of COVID-19, many Lions likely couldn’t care less about anything else, no matter how urgent a problem it might be. This is especially true for hyper-local environmentalist issues.

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