Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources by Geoff Hiscock

By Geoff Hiscock

A interesting perception into the worldwide conflict for our power future

The worldwide pageant for scarce usual assets that pits the West opposed to the super-hot economies of China and India, plus a grasp of different contenders together with Russia, Brazil, and Indonesia, has turn into one of many largest matters dealing with the realm at the present time. if it is the infrequent steel lithium present in salt pans within the Andes, fuel from the Caspian Sea, oil off the coast of Brazil, coal from Africa's Zambezi River, or uranium from Kazakhstan, China and India are eager to make sure the protection in their destiny strength offers. an identical is going for meals and water, as infection and over-use take their toll, the necessity to supply endured entry for the subsequent iteration and past has elevated exponentially. In Earth Wars: The conflict for international Resources, overseas company journalist Geoff Hiscock explores the issues, capability ideas, and inevitable tensions during this ongoing scramble for finite normal resources.

Going past "big power" politics to discover source possession and using leading edge expertise to get the main out of them, the e-book takes a forward-looking method of this urgent factor. Written in transparent, jargon-free language, it tells the worldwide assets tale in a clean and interesting manner that any one can understand.

• comprises insightful, up to the moment assurance of the main urgent debates over source allocations

• Discusses the main chinese language and Indian companies which are simply changing into identified to these within the West (Sinopec, CNOOC, CNPC, Indian Oil, ONGC, Reliance, Coal India, SAIL, and lots of others)

• provides source- and region-specific chapters to assist readers view the pertinent matters from a number of angles

As the economies of China and India develop to problem these of the West, the conflict over usual assets will proceed to warmth up. Earth Wars seems to be at this very actual challenge in-depth, offering a definitive examine one of many maximum demanding situations of our time.


"The close to simultaneous improvement and emerging aspirations of the world's in simple terms billion-plus societies has awoken us to the bounds of the earth. the dimensions of call for from China and India for nutrition, water, power and minerals has already reshaped the worldwide economic system and strategic panorama and should force much more dramatic swap within the years forward. This booklet offers an obtainable map of those advancements, combining breadth with a cautious eye to element, whereas fending off being slowed down in records. Earth Wars is key studying for an individual attracted to how the twenty-first century will spread, and the way this can have an effect on peace and clash, economies and societies." —Dr. Michael Wesley, government Director, Lowy Institute for overseas Policy

About the Author
Geoff Hiscock has been writing approximately Asian enterprise for significant media shops for greater than thirty years, together with time as Sydney bureau leader and Asia company Editor for and as foreign company Editor of The Australian. he's the writer of 4 books, together with India's international Wealth membership and India's shop Wars, either released by means of Wiley.

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Japan calls these islands the Northern Territories. For the Russians, they are the Southern Kurils, the last part of the long Kurils volcanic island chain that runs from Kamchatka Peninsula down to Hokkaido. Russia has held the islands since the end of World War II, and its refusal to countenance their return to Japan is the reason the two nations have never signed a formal peace treaty. Potential offshore oil and gas reserves, plus the area’s importance as a fishery ground enriched by the cold waters of the Oyashio current, keep the dispute simmering.

Various protest groups have made landings on the islands, and there have been incidents between Japanese coastguard ships and Chinese and Taiwanese fishing boats. Both China and Japan have begun oil and gas exploration and drilling programs. Although joint development of the gas fields has been proposed, no real progress has been made along these lines. In May 2011, China State Shipbuilding Corp. launched its first deepwater oil rig, a 31,000-tonne platform built at a cost of close to $1 billion.

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