The newly released Shell Sustainability Report for 2011 says
“Population growth and rising living standards are driving energy demand,
contributing to increased environmental stresses.
As the world becomes more crowded,
the stresses between the essentials of life
– water, food and energy –
will become more critical.
Energy production needs water,
and providing enough water and food to sustain people needs energy.
Climate change is likely to intensify the stresses.”
According to Shell’s CEO,
“These are huge, integrated challenges and there is no time to waste if the world is to tackle them effectively.
Yet the relationship between government,
business and civil society
is struggling to work.”
The Report reminds us:
“In late 2011 the International Energy Agency issued a stark warning that without a bold change of policy direction,
the world could lock itself into an insecure,
inefficient and high-carbon energy system
as early as 2017.
It called for governments to introduce stronger measures to drive investment in efficient and low-carbon technologies.
Failure to do this would lead to
“irreversible and potentially catastrophic climate change.”
according to the Agency.
Peter Voser believes Shell can help by producing more energy.
THAT”S IT, FOLKS! THAT’S THE SOLUTION -
EVER MORE ENERGY!
Almost every historian,
economist and political analyst
that more affordable energy production has produced rising living standards,
accelerated population growth,
increasing demands for energy and resources,
irreversible damage to the environment and intensified stresses all round.
So what’s the solution?
Did we hear that correctly?
They all agree that more energy production has intensified the stresses.
So why will even more
energy solve or reduce the stress problem?
I don’t get it!
If someone else does,
can they please explain this to us lesser mortals.
Of course more energy production is good for business!
No doubt about that.
And more energy production creates more demand for energy
so the market grows exponentially by itself.
What an amazing money-making,
It works like magic,
and it’s all perfectly legal !
Like feeding drugs to a potential addict,
the new convert must soon get more people hooked on drugs
so he can sell more drugs
to pay for his insatiable addiction,
and so addiction and drug trade spreads through the population.
That one is still illegal
but addiction to more and more energy is perfectly legal
even though it’s going to be not only potentially but really “catastrophic” for the whole world,
according to the experts.
I don’t get it !
Can someone please explain this ?
[ I'd like to know, too.
Your comments / rationale / last rites below, please ]
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such as the Sykes-Picot carve-up of the Middle Eastern Levant territories,
or the betrayal of the Arabs after World War I,
or the theft of Mesopotamia’s oil by British capitalists.
Only this time,
it is Arabs who are helping the neocolonial powers
to deceive and subjugate other Arabs.
Enter the Arab League.
Over the past year,
the 22-member organization has emerged as a useful deceptive cover for Western powers
as they seek to redraw the political contours of the Arab World,
for their own strategic interests.
The momentous popular upheavals that began in early 2011 across the Arab World
have in many ways been co-opted or manipulated by Western imperialist powers
to minimize democratic gains and to refashion the political map to their continuing advantage.
A feat of achievement considering that these same powers
have for decades
supported the repressive regimes
that have inflicted so much misery and suffering.
Monsanto’s disregard for human health is evidenced by their hazardous GMO crops and herbicides,
but a shocking new report has revealed the company’s illegal ‘slave-like’ working conditions.
Forcing slave workers to work the cornfields for 14 hours per day and buy their food (most likely GMO)
at highly-inflated prices from the company store,
Monsanto has been running these slave rings for an unknown number of years.
Monsanto is not simply a company who sells genetically modified products to those seeking them.
This massive corporation is actually very much involved
with the passing and proposals of regulations concerning the very GM ingredients they are responsible for.
You may think those helping to pass the GMO bills truly believe
that genetically engineering the food supply is beneficial to public health,
but the scary truth is that many of said individuals couldn’t care less about humankind
or the future of the planet.
As far as many government regulators are concerned,
Monsanto can spread its wings far and wide
– so as long as those in power are living large.
“Peak Oil” is the theory that the world is running out of “fossil fuels”
whose depletion will turn society on its head.
However, there still exist dual theories on the origin of oil,
neither of which can yet be fully proven.
It is of great importance to weigh both theories and their implications.
Special interests, hidden agendas and policy are at stake
which could have dire consequences for governments, private interests and individuals
if decisions are made based on faulty intelligence.