Wednesday, November 02, 2005

the end of saudi oil: doomsday scenario; greens/environment

nov 2nd

this is a nightmare scenario for energy planners: the end of easily accessible oil.

the importance of solar energy cannot be emphasized enough. and coal, too.

it is possible that we will face a future when cars become less economically viable, even with hybrid technology and bio-fuels. that would actually be good news for the overcrowded cities of india.

bit of a doomsday scenario, really. but this guy is quite well respected and so is the arab he interviewed. i had posted a long article in the nytimes that quotes an oil cassandra in detail some time ago (i think it was the same simmons).

http://www.simmonsco-intl.com/files/National%20Academies%20Workshop.pdf

also, here's a look at india's future unless we cut down on cars and other senseless energy-guzzling and environmentally-unsound products.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/30/weekinreview/30yardley.html?pagewanted=all

i guess i am a sort of Green. after all, the only party i ever joined was the Green Party in california and i used to be a member of greenpeace. actually the New Left in the us is quite close to the Right in india in environmental sensitivity.

2 comments:

Sameer said...

You are right Rajeev...

the lefts in US and EU are more close and similar to the Indian rights....in many ways...

Especially in their scientific thinking (Against old christist practices) which are in sync with Scientific religion like Hinduism.
Well, they are also against rabid christism which our rightists are also against.
They support environmental and antiwar causes, causes of equality, secularism (NO, not Indian 'Secularism') which we find are epoused by Hindutva people.
But it is strange that inspite of such commonality, our people get branded as 'Right wingers' or even Fasists and our idiotic leftists who are as backward as the christist parties of the west recognise those who oppose them as their kind....
Its time we share our commonalities and kick our Indian commies on their backs...

cyniclearner said...

Rajeev,

Is there a Right in India ? Last I knew the so-called Hindu fundamentalists were calling for a uniform civil code...

What is the definition of a Right political formation ?