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Oil - Final Countdown to a Global Crisis and Its Solutions

Oil - Final Countdown to a Global Crisis and Its Solutions

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Published by Sahadeva Dasa
Industrial civlization, which began 150 years ago, is entering a decisive
phase now as the resources run scarce to satisfy its ravenous appetite.
Human society, living an industrialized life, has used up resources which
took nature millions of years to build up. How long our earth and environment
can support this reckless living is a question now.
Human beings constitute a very insignificant portion of the cosmos and
acting up like masters of the universe is just an illusion. Thinking that we
can fight nature is a hallucination. Living a life in harmony with nature and
our environment is the only way of life which will last, last long enough to
pass the test of time.
On many fronts, the crumbling of this colossal industrial setup is becoming
apparent. One on the forefront is peak oil or upcoming oil shortage. Oil is the
lifeblood of modern civilization and choke off the oil and it quickly seizes.
With no viable alternatives in sight, human society is facing today a great
crisis of unprecedented scale. All the previous calamities were local in nature.
Oil crisis would be a global disaster because the world today shares a
common fate, thanks to interdependence and interconnectivity. Earlier we
suffered in isolation and now we go down, all together. There are food riots in
Africa when America decides to produce bio-fuels. When there are skirmishes
in Nigeria, a government is toppled on other side of the globe.
The solution lies in aligning ourselves with nature rather than trying to
put up a brave front. So called victory over nature is just a garbed defeat. We
have to recognize the problem as over-consumption and not overpopulation.
This book is an awakening call, a call to act before time runs out, before
its too late. The saying “man is the architect of his own fortune” was never
so relevant as it is today.
President Bush aptly admits and endorses this view when he describes
the present times for America and rest of the world as "very difficult times,
very difficult."
The headlines have began to blare like “Shell chief fears oil shortage in
seven years”, “Spectre of food rationing hits US amidst global food crisis ”,
“Futures Market Traders Bet On $200/Barrel Oil In 2008”, “Oilcos plan to
ration fuel supply”, “British truckers protest rising fuel prices”, “ Oil shock:
Airlines cut flights, expansion plans”. etc.
Stopgap solutions can not help as the nature and environment can not be
cheated. In trying to do so, we end up cheating our ownselves. We have to get
to the root of the problem which is an unsustainable life style, life style with
hardly any reverance towards nature and its creator.
Industrial civlization, which began 150 years ago, is entering a decisive
phase now as the resources run scarce to satisfy its ravenous appetite.
Human society, living an industrialized life, has used up resources which
took nature millions of years to build up. How long our earth and environment
can support this reckless living is a question now.
Human beings constitute a very insignificant portion of the cosmos and
acting up like masters of the universe is just an illusion. Thinking that we
can fight nature is a hallucination. Living a life in harmony with nature and
our environment is the only way of life which will last, last long enough to
pass the test of time.
On many fronts, the crumbling of this colossal industrial setup is becoming
apparent. One on the forefront is peak oil or upcoming oil shortage. Oil is the
lifeblood of modern civilization and choke off the oil and it quickly seizes.
With no viable alternatives in sight, human society is facing today a great
crisis of unprecedented scale. All the previous calamities were local in nature.
Oil crisis would be a global disaster because the world today shares a
common fate, thanks to interdependence and interconnectivity. Earlier we
suffered in isolation and now we go down, all together. There are food riots in
Africa when America decides to produce bio-fuels. When there are skirmishes
in Nigeria, a government is toppled on other side of the globe.
The solution lies in aligning ourselves with nature rather than trying to
put up a brave front. So called victory over nature is just a garbed defeat. We
have to recognize the problem as over-consumption and not overpopulation.
This book is an awakening call, a call to act before time runs out, before
its too late. The saying “man is the architect of his own fortune” was never
so relevant as it is today.
President Bush aptly admits and endorses this view when he describes
the present times for America and rest of the world as "very difficult times,
very difficult."
The headlines have began to blare like “Shell chief fears oil shortage in
seven years”, “Spectre of food rationing hits US amidst global food crisis ”,
“Futures Market Traders Bet On $200/Barrel Oil In 2008”, “Oilcos plan to
ration fuel supply”, “British truckers protest rising fuel prices”, “ Oil shock:
Airlines cut flights, expansion plans”. etc.
Stopgap solutions can not help as the nature and environment can not be
cheated. In trying to do so, we end up cheating our ownselves. We have to get
to the root of the problem which is an unsustainable life style, life style with
hardly any reverance towards nature and its creator.

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