Why al-Qaeda may save the world

June 2004
New Statesman;6/7/2004, Vol. 133 Issue 4691, p6
Offers a look at the global dependency upon fossil fuels for energy and the risks of global warming. Criticism of the fear of rising gasoline prices; Claim that the world should invest in renewable energy resources; Comparison of the risks of global warming with the risks of nuclear energy resources; Effect of the petroleum dependency on international relations between Western countries and the Middle East; Increase in the use of energy in the service industries and in private consumption; Claim that the low cost of oil encourage unnecessary energy consumption and discourage innovations in alternative energy; Discussion of the benefits of a rise in fuel taxes; Effect of a terrorist attack on the Saudi Arabia oil industry.


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