Monday, April 29, 2013

The Promises And Problems Of Non-Depleting Energy

Over the weekend I read a fascinating article from The Atlantic on energy.  The article, written by Charles C. Mann,  is titled "What If We Never Run Out Of Oil," and is a must-read.  The article is so full of important information that I'd end up reprinting the entire article if I tried to pull out the best points.  Mann puts oil and natural gas into their historic, global and geopolitical context, and details what new, expanded sources of petroleum mean to the world, which at times is optimistic and frightening.  The good news / bad news scenario of finding new energy sources repeats itself on a variety of areas, including environmental and economic issues.   Energy, and its source, will impact either directly or tangentially the future as much, if not more, than any factor.

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