Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources
A fascinating insight into the global battle for our energy future
The global competition for scarce natural resources that pits the West against the super-hot economies of China and India, plus a clutch of other contenders including Russia, Brazil, and Indonesia, has become one of the biggest issues facing the world today. Whether it is the rare metal lithium found in salt pans in the Andes, gas from the Caspian Sea, oil off the coast of Brazil, coal from Africa's Zambezi River, or uranium from Kazakhstan, China and India are desperate to ensure the security of their future energy supplies. The same goes for food and water, as contamination and over-use take their toll, the need to provide continued access for the next generation and beyond has increased exponentially. In Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources, international business journalist Geoff Hiscock explores the problems, potential solutions, and inevitable tensions in this ongoing scramble for finite natural resources.
Going beyond "big power" politics to explore resource ownership and the use of innovative technology to get the most out of them, the book takes a forward-looking approach to this pressing issue. Written in clear, jargon-free language, it tells the global resources story in a fresh and engaging way that anyone can understand.
As the economies of China and India grow to challenge those of the West, the battle over natural resources will continue to heat up. Earth Wars looks at this very real problem in-depth, presenting a definitive look at one of the greatest challenges of our time.
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Chapter2 Geographical Flashpoints
Chapter3 The Key Players
Food and Water
Going Out for Energy
Chapter6 Old Coal Still Burning Brightly
Going Nuclear in a PostFukushima World
New EnergyClean Green and Expensive
Coppery Red the Colour of Earths True Love
U S Energy
Japan after the Deluge
BRACQK Brazil Russia Australia Canada Qatar
The Up and Comers
What Happens Next
About the Author
Finding Steels Essential Ingredients