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The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's…

by Michael T. Klare

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Pretty informative, just a little repetitious in places. Didn't actually talk about water specifically as a separate resource ( should have ) Hadn't heard the term ' post soil ' ( like ' post oil ' before, good one ) ( )
  BakuDreamer | Sep 7, 2013 |
A satisfactory summary of the worlds upcoming resource shortages, and the main focal points for what's left. Many previously ignored areas in great power geopolitics could suddenly become flash points.

Shale oil, deep water mining, rare earth elements, food supply. It's all there. An excellent point to begin discussion. ( )
  HadriantheBlind | Mar 30, 2013 |
An important book, depressing but should be read by anyone interested in our economic future.
  ritaer | Nov 23, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805091262, Hardcover)

From Michael Klare, the renowned expert on natural resource issues, an invaluable account of a new and dangerous global competition

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion—a crisis that goes beyond “peak oil” to encompass shortages of coal and uranium, copper and lithium, water and arable land. With all of the planet’s easily accessible resource deposits rapidly approaching exhaustion, the desperate hunt for supplies has become a frenzy of extreme exploration, as governments and corporations rush to stake their claim in areas previously considered too dangerous and remote. The Race for What’s Left takes us from the Arctic to war zones to deep ocean floors, from a Russian submarine planting the country’s flag on the North Pole seabed to the large-scale buying up of African farmland by Saudi Arabia, China, and other food-importing nations.

As Klare explains, this invasion of the final frontiers carries grave consequences. With resource extraction growing more complex, the environmental risks are becoming increasingly severe; the Deepwater Horizon disaster is only a preview of the dangers to come. At the same time, the intense search for dwindling supplies is igniting new border disputes, raising the likelihood of military confrontation. Inevitably, if the scouring of the globe continues on its present path, many key resources that modern industry relies upon will disappear completely. The only way out, Klare argues, is to alter our consumption patterns altogether—a crucial task that will be the greatest challenge of the coming century.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:21:21 -0400)

Journalist Klare describes the impact the coming shortage of natural resources will have on the future of the human race.

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