Posted by Beckett on February 16, 2012, at 22:48:59
In reply to Re: Fracking » Beckett, posted by sigismund on February 16, 2012, at 22:24:39
Yes, to Chomsky:
Not all prominent voices foresee American decline. Among international media, there is none more serious and responsible than the London Financial Times. It recently devoted a full page to the optimistic expectation that new technology for extracting North American's fossil fuels might allow the U.S. to be come energy independent, hence to retain its global hegemony for a century. There is no mention of the kind of world the U.S. would rule in this happy event, but not for lack of evidence.
At about the same time, the International Energy Agency reported that, with rapidly increasing carbon emissions from fossil fuel use, the limit of safety will be reached by 2017 if the world continues on its present course. The door is closing, the IEA chief economist said, and very soon it will be closed for ever.
I would like to visit Vietnam very much.
*call my family/
/tell them I'm lost on the sidewalk