Earth Wars

Earth Wars

The Battle for Global Resources

eBook - 2012
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"A fascinating insight into the global battle for our energy futureThe 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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Singapore ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Singapore, 2012.
ISBN: 9781118152911
1118152913
9781118152898
1118152891
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill., maps.
Contents: The four essentials : food, water, energy, metals
Geographical flashpoints : the trouble with lines on a map
The key players : diggers, drillers, and dealers
Food and water : where the rivers run
"Going out" for energy : China and India stake their claims
Old coal still burning brightly
Going nuclear in a post-Fukushima world
New energy
clean, green, and expensive
Coppery red, the colour of earth's true love
Finding steel's essential ingredients
U.S. energy : hail to the shale
Japan after the deluge
BRACQK (Brazil, Russia, Australia, Canada, Qatar, Kazakhstan) is the new BRIC
The up and comers : Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, Mexico
What happens next : a host of global opportunities
Conclusion : a world so changed.
Summary: "A fascinating insight into the global battle for our energy futureThe 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"--Provided by publisher.

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