The Race for What's Left

The Race for What's Left

The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources

Book - 2012
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Explains that the world is becoming depleted of natural resource, such as oil, coal, uranium, copper, lithium, water and arable land and that has caused governments and corporations to scramble to claim that last of these resources.
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805091267
Branch Call Number: 333.7 KLA 2012
Characteristics: 306 p. : maps ; 25 cm


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Oct 09, 2017

The future does not look as rosy as the past. Oil was close to the surface and easy to find; metal ores could be dug from the ground with a shovel and natural gas was a plentiful nuisance that had to be "flared" off That was then and this is now. Oil wells are drilled in ocean waters to unheard of depths. High quality ore mines are being played out. And speculators are grabbing land knowing that its value can only appreciate as populations grow?
Was Malthus right? Maybe not this decade but maybe the next or the next after that. Alarming? Perhaps. Something to read and perhaps worry about.

Dec 09, 2014

Concise without gobbledegook; gives a clear presentation of some of the forces of tension in geopolitics today and in the coming decades.


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