Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 24 mm
"I am very interested in the upcoming book by Glover and Economides. I have been very familiar with the work of Prof. Economides and I have been instrumental in facilitating the translation and publishing of two of his books in Chinese. Both made the best seller list in books in translation and resulted in three major speeches and two large book-signing events by him in Beijing. The new book will hit a raw nerve in the world. Energy is without a question the commodity that describes today's world and yet many are now tampering with it for reasons that are difficult for most people to understand. There is one thing that is certain. China's economic well being depends on abundant and affordable energy sources and this is the only way that the country will fulfill its expected role in the future. This book provides invaluable and unique insight on world energy, economy and environment, far more insightful than the noise currently inundating the world press." Chen Weidong, Executive VP & Chief Strategy Officer, China Oilfield Services Ltd.
"Energy shapes the modern world and it is without question critical to our future welfare. That is why tampering with abundant energy supply may prove catastrophic. Fossil fuels account for 87% of global energy consumption. Despite ongoing efforts to replace them with biomass, wind, tidal, fuel cells and others, they will continue to dominate the energy spectrum for the next 50-60 years, and there is no peak oil in sight. Therefore, the responsible way to address a sound long-term energy future is to continue improving the technology for increased efficiency and emissions abatement in the exploitation and burning of fossil fuels, irrespective of the support given to alternative sources. Resource nationalism and political pressures should not be seen as insurmountable hurdles, because at the end the issue will always come down to business interests. Energy and Climate Wars needs to be read by politicos and anyone needing to distinguish hard facts from wishful thinking." Luis E. Giusti, Senior Advisor, Center for International & Strategic Studies, Washington DC & former President of the Venezuelan National Oil Company
"A good read for anyone interested in climate and energy issues. Agree or disagree, the issues are too important to be viewed through a politically correct smokescreen. The book is a commendable contribution to the debate."--Sanford Lakoff
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