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Friday, October 25, 2013

Strategic CSR - Energy

If you ever feel the need to better understand the importance of energy to the global economy and also the difficulty we face converting to non-carbon fuel sources (and, therefore, avoiding calamitous climate change), the long article in the url below is an education:
“Together, fracking and a little-known energy source called methane hydrate—flammable ice—may soon usher in an age of widespread energy independence. In many respects, this would be a miracle. It also might unleash an arc of instability stretching from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia to Siberia—and doom any hope of halting climate change.”
The title, alone, suggests the extent of the mess we have created:

“What if We Never Run Out of Oil?”
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What If We Never Run Out of Oil?
By Charles C. Mann
May, 2013
The Atlantic
pp. 48-63