By (author) Bacher, John

High gas prices aren't the end of the world - but they may be the beginning of the end. This, at least, is the feeling of many who shudder at the staggering power oil - rich countries have over the world's political affairs. In Petrotyranny, John Bacher uncovers the frightening facts of the world's oil industry. He reveals that the worst dictatorships control six times the reserves that are under democratic control, and explores the potential for global conflict that exists as the demand for energy increases and the oil supply decreases. What kind of power will these dictatorships possess in the future? How many wars will be fought over the ever - shrinking supply of oil? Bacher takes an optimistic approach, viewing the problem as a challenge: the world's democracies need to devise a creative response to avoid the looming crisis. That is, start replacing fossil - fuel burning with renewable energy - and start the process now.

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書名 Petrotyranny
著作者等 Bacher, John
出版元 Ltd
刊行年月 2013.04.30
版表示 Large Print 16 pt
ページ数 652p
大きさ H254 x W178
ISBN 9781459663275
言語 英語
出版国 カナダ