February 14, 2006

Global Tremors

AlterNet on the primary vectors of the permanent energy crisis:
Three such vectors, in particular, demand attention: a slowing in the growth of energy supplies at a time of accelerating worldwide demand; rising political instability provoked by geopolitical competition for those supplies; and mounting environmental woes produced by our continuing addiction to oil, natural gas and coal. Each of these would be cause enough for worry, but it is their intersection that we need to fear above all.
The article presents yet another angle on the Iran "crisis":
While there are still major deposits of gas in Russia and Iran (potentially the world's No. 1 and 2 suppliers) waiting to be tapped, obstacles to their exploitation loom large. The United States is doing everything it can to prevent Iran from exporting its gas (for example, by strong-arming India into abandoning a proposed gas pipeline from Iran)...

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