Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Ex-CIA director wants oil to go the way of salt

Over 100 years ago world powers fought over salt. True - salt preserves meat. Then they invented refrigeration, and the salt wars stopped.

Is refrigeration one reason why Gandhi dodged the British bullet for his salt satyagraha (not to take anything from the fact that he was a brilliant strategist)? Just a thought.

Anyhoo, that's what we need to happen with oil, say James Woolsey, ex-CIA director from 1993 to 1995, and now a partner in clean-energy group, VantagePoint. So goes the history lesson.


Population Control and Climate Change said...

The rather large elephant in the room of Climate Change that nobody wants to address. Care to comment on the following article Sir Wadard? http://www.sovereignty.org.uk/features/eco/popn1.html

Yello Bean said...

Crowded Earth

* The human population stands at 6.5 billion and is projected to rise to more than 9 billion by 2050.
* In less than 50 years the human population has more than doubled from its 1960 level of 3 billion.
* China is the most populous country with more than 1.3 billion people. India is second with more than 1.1 billion.
* By about 2030 India is expected to exceed China with nearly 1.5 billion people.
* About one in every three people alive today is under the age of 20, which means that the population will continue to grow as more children reach sexual maturity.
* Britain's population of 60 million is forecast to grow by 7 million over the next 25 years and by at least 10 million over the next 60 years, mainly through immigration.
* This is equivalent to an extra 57 towns the size of Luton (pop 184,000)
* By the time you have finished reading this column, an estimated 100 babies have been born in the world.