ROBERTS, PAUL (2004): The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World

ROBERTS, PAUL (2004): The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World

Existe versión en castellano (El fin del petróleo), publicada en colección de bolsillo por Público en 2010.

Índice la edición española:

    Primera parte:

  1. Encendiendo el fuego
  2. El último petróleo fácil
  3. El futuro es brillante
  4. Energía es poder
  5. Demasiado calor
  6. En camino a ninguna parte:

  7. Dad a la gente lo que quiere
  8. El gran petróleo se inquieta
  9. Y ahora, algo completamente distinto
  10. Menos es más
  11. Hacia el cielo:

  12. Seguridad energética
  13. La mano invisible
  14. Manteniéndose en sus trece
  15. ¿Cómo llegamos hasta allí?

Petroleum is now so deeply entrenched in our economy, our politics, and our personal expectations that even modest efforts to phase it out are fought tooth and nail by the most powerful forces in the world: companies and governments that depend on oil revenues; the developing nations that see oil as the only means to industrial success; and a Western middle class that refuses to modify its energy-dependent lifestyle. But within thirty years, by even conservative estimates, we will have burned our way through most of the oil that is easily accessible. And well before then, the side effects of an oil-based society — economic volatility, geopolitical conflict, and the climate-changing impact of hydrocarbon pollution — will render fossil fuels an all but unacceptable solution. How will we break our addiction to oil? And what will we use in its place to maintain a global economy and political system that are entirely reliant on cheap, readily available energy?
Brilliantly reported from around the globe, The End of Oil brings the world situation into fresh and dramatic focus for business and general readers alike. Roberts talks to both oil optimists and oil pessimists, delves deep into the economics and politics of oil, considers the promises and pitfalls of alternatives, and shows that, although the world energy system has begun its epoch-defining transition, disruption and violent dislocation are almost assured if we do not take a more proactive stance. With the topicality and readability of Fast Food Nation and the scope and trenchant analysis of Guns, Germs, and Steel, this is a vitally important book for the new century.

Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2004, 2010, adicción al petróleo, arabia saudí, conflicto, diagnóstico, economía, english, español, geopolítica, petróleo, política, seguridad energética
MILLS, KYLE (2007): Darkness Falls

MILLS, KYLE (2007): Darkness Falls

Erin Neal has been living a secluded life in the Arizona desert since the death of his girlfriend and he isn’t happy when an oil company executive comes calling. A number of important Saudi wells have stopped producing and Erin is the world’s foremost expert in resolving just these kinds of complications. As far as he’s concerned, though, he’s left that world behind. Not his problem. Homeland Security sees things differently. Erin quickly finds himself stuck in the Saudi desert, studying a new bacteria with a voracious appetite for oil and an uncanny talent for destroying drilling equipment. But worst of all is its ability to spread. It soon becomes clear that if this contagion isn’t stopped, it will infiltrate the world’s petroleum reserves, cutting the industrial world off from the energy that provides the heat, food, and transportation necessary for survival. Erin realizes that there’s something eerily familiar about this bacteria. And that it couldn’t possibly have evolved on its own.

Genero: Libros, Novelas
Subjects: 2007, agotamiento, arabia saudí, armas biológicas, english, ficción, geopolítica, petróleo, política
MURPHY, PAT (2005?): The Peak Oil War. A World Peace Story

MURPHY, PAT (2005?): The Peak Oil War. A World Peace Story

What if there was a revolution in Saudi Arabia? What if all of the oil-producing nations joined OPEC? What if we had to stop exploiting the resources and peoples of the world? This fictional story gives a powerful new vision of the future.

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Genero: Libros
Subjects: arabia saudí, conflictos, english, ficción, geopolítica, guerra, opep, paz, peak oil