How the wars will end
Thursday, Oct 29, 2009
Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired United States Army soldier and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell.
In Scramble, consumer governments seek energy security through exclusive deals with producers, and by promoting domestic production. Coal consumption grows more than two and half times by 2050, when oil and gas consumption is little different from today.
When action to reduce energy demand and curb carbon emissions is eventually taken, it is more expensive and less effective than if undertaken earlier.
In Blueprints, action is driven by emerging coalitions of interests – driven by business opportunities, and supply and environmental concerns. These pave the way for effective, market-driven measures to tackle demand and emissions.
Blueprint for a shared future, Malcolm Brinded, Royal Dutch Shell, April 10, 2008, http://www-static.shell.com/static/media/downloads/speeches/brindedparis10042008.pdf.