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

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"As Michael Klare makes clear in this powerful book, the heads of our corporate empires have decided to rip apart the planet in one last burst of profiteering. If you want to understand the next decade, I fear you better read this book."---Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth 

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion---a crisis that encompasses shortages of oil and coal, copper and cobalt, water and arable land. With all of the Earths accessible areas already being exploited, the desperate hunt for supplies has now reached the final frontiers. The Race for Whats Left takes us from the Arctic to war zones to deep ocean floors, from a Russian submarine planting the countrys flag under the North Pole to the large-scale buying up of African farmland by Saudi Arabia and other food-scarce nations. With resource extraction growing more difficult, the environmental risks are becoming increasingly severe---and the intense search for dwindling supplies is igniting new conflicts and territorial disputes. The only way out, Michael T. Klare argues, is to alter our consumption patterns altogether, a crucial task that will be the greatest challenge of the coming century.

Synopsis:

"As Michael Klare makes clear in this powerful book, the heads of our corporate empires have decided to rip apart the planet in one last burst of profiteering. If you want to understand the next decade, I fear you better read this book."---Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth 

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion---a crisis that encompasses shortages of oil and coal, copper and cobalt, water and arable land. With all of the Earths accessible areas already being exploited, the desperate hunt for supplies has now reached the final frontiers. The Race for Whats Left takes us from the Arctic to war zones to deep ocean floors, from a Russian submarine planting the countrys flag under the North Pole to the large-scale buying up of African farmland by Saudi Arabia and other food-scarce nations. With resource extraction growing more difficult, the environmental risks are becoming increasingly severe---and the intense search for dwindling supplies is igniting new conflicts and territorial disputes. The only way out, Michael T. Klare argues, is to alter our consumption patterns altogether, a crucial task that will be the greatest challenge of the coming century.

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"Stunning."---Rolling Stone

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion---a crisis that encompasses shortages of oil and coal, copper and cobalt, water and arable land. With all of the Earths accessible areas already being exploited, the desperate hunt for supplies has now reached the final frontiers. The Race for Whats Left takes us from the Arctic to war zones to deep ocean floors, from a Russian submarine planting the countrys flag under the North Pole to the large-scale buying up of African farmland by Saudi Arabia and other food-scarce nations. With resource extraction growing more difficult, the environmental risks are becoming increasingly severe---and the intense search for dwindling supplies is igniting new conflicts and territorial disputes. The only way out, Michael T. Klare argues, is to alter our consumption patterns altogether, a crucial task that will be the greatest challenge of the coming century.

About the Author

Michael T. Klare is the author of fourteen books, including Resource Wars and Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet. A contributor to Current History, Foreign Affairs, and the Los Angeles Times, he is the defense correspondent for The Nation and the director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250023971
Subtitle:
The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources
Author:
Klare, Michael T.
Author:
T, Michael
Author:
Klare
Author:
Klare, Michael
Publisher:
Picador
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121224
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 16 bandw maps plus 6 charts
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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History and Social Science » Economics » General
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History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Energy
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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"Synopsis" by , "As Michael Klare makes clear in this powerful book, the heads of our corporate empires have decided to rip apart the planet in one last burst of profiteering. If you want to understand the next decade, I fear you better read this book."---Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth 

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion---a crisis that encompasses shortages of oil and coal, copper and cobalt, water and arable land. With all of the Earths accessible areas already being exploited, the desperate hunt for supplies has now reached the final frontiers. The Race for Whats Left takes us from the Arctic to war zones to deep ocean floors, from a Russian submarine planting the countrys flag under the North Pole to the large-scale buying up of African farmland by Saudi Arabia and other food-scarce nations. With resource extraction growing more difficult, the environmental risks are becoming increasingly severe---and the intense search for dwindling supplies is igniting new conflicts and territorial disputes. The only way out, Michael T. Klare argues, is to alter our consumption patterns altogether, a crucial task that will be the greatest challenge of the coming century.

"Synopsis" by , "Stunning."---Rolling Stone

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion---a crisis that encompasses shortages of oil and coal, copper and cobalt, water and arable land. With all of the Earths accessible areas already being exploited, the desperate hunt for supplies has now reached the final frontiers. The Race for Whats Left takes us from the Arctic to war zones to deep ocean floors, from a Russian submarine planting the countrys flag under the North Pole to the large-scale buying up of African farmland by Saudi Arabia and other food-scarce nations. With resource extraction growing more difficult, the environmental risks are becoming increasingly severe---and the intense search for dwindling supplies is igniting new conflicts and territorial disputes. The only way out, Michael T. Klare argues, is to alter our consumption patterns altogether, a crucial task that will be the greatest challenge of the coming century.

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