This section covers historical highlights of people in Asia, South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. It exams what can be done to make the future better than the past, including how plentiful, reliable energy can help. Contributions are from people in all walks of life.View items...
Ken Saro-Wiwa's life and death at the hands of Shell Oil and the dictatorship government in Nigeria in 1995 is not atypical. It is just well documented. The world needs to take oil out of the ground with more benefits for the people who live in the region and country and less crass enrichment for people in power. These horrible problems occur frequently with fossil fuels and much less frequently with mining uranium/thorium for nuclear power. We can't stop taking fossil fuels out of the ground. Correcting environmental and people related problems with extraction of oil and gas should be a top priority.
The Cornwall Alliance, led by E. Calvin Beisner, focuses on genuine energy needs to improve standards of living for humanity and protect the environment. Many so-called environmental organizations claim to be working for humanity and the environment, but actually are pursuing special agendas that can hurt mankind and the environment.
Euan Mearns: "It has become popular to demonise fossil fuels (FF). Pop stars, press, politicians and now Pontiffs speak with a single voice: We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels – especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas needs to be progressively replaced without delay."
Joel Kotkin discusses Pope Francis's embrace of the direst ideas about the claims of man-made climate change could usher in a new feudalism that stalls progress and penalizes the world’s poor in the name of supposed environmental safety.
Link: http://euanmearns.com/about-euan-mearns/ Euan Mearns was born in India in October 1957 during the waning years of British colonialism. He returned to Scotland, earned a PhD in geology and owned a isotope geochemistry analysis and consulting business for the oil and gas industry. His real passion is to try to understand the various components of how The Earth energy system works and to educate politicians and the public on Energy Matters. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Aberdeen.