The supply of raw materials is the great challenge of the next decades. Nevertheless, how responsible we really go to our livelihoods and the World of Tomorrow? One thing is certain, they will have with the world we know, do not have much. Detlefs Aufderheide and Martin Dabrowski’s anthology is an urgent wake-up call in time. We finally need a systematic, equitable and sustainable use of our natural resources.
Without oil, there is nothing to be achieved. There would be no plastics, no fertilizer, no drugs, no detergent, no lubricants, no cosmetics, no asphalt, and no planes. Do you think that fuel cells or batteries will ever power an airplane? Crude oil is considered the single most important commodity in the world.
It determines nearly 45 percent of global production volume of all commodities. How scary is dependent industrial economy and our technological civilization on oil, one cannot say often enough and loud. The current problem is the rising commodity prices – but it will be much more dramatic.
Especially if in the not too distant future, there is no alternative to oil. Who wants to be prepared, should read the anthology of Detlef Aufderheide and Martin Dabrowski.There should be efficiency and equity in the use of natural resource. However, the expertise of 17 authors from various disciplines (including economics and economists, theologians, lawyers, priests and business consultant) is impressive.
The reading of the essay collection focuses attention on the inevitable and ruthless reality that will change the world.Besides oil natural gas, water and other commodities are currently among the most important scarce goods. It is already certain that distributional conflicts will shape the world wars of tomorrow. Because unlike many other goods seems to fail to regulate such conflicts on the market. With raw materials is planned very long. States have their strategic interests, which make a fair sale impossible.The authors asked a few questions.
What role does the lack of natural resources? What are the innovative alternatives? What about proper procedures for dealing with the many regions of the world particularly scarce resource water? Is there a conflict between the human rights and economic interests?