This month’s AAPG Explorer magazine quotes Vince’s recent talk to the AAPG annual meeting in
The list includes energy resources such as oil and natural gas, coal, and uranium. The global demand for copper is responsible for the record prices of the last year or so which has helped make
Vince expects the increasing competition for resources to bring
· Shortages of raw materials
· Pressures to develop more resources in the states
· Potential conflicts with multinational corporations in the states
The bigger problem may be that Vince doesn’t see any obvious solutions to what he views as a pending crisis.
What comes to mind immediately are the number of wars that have been fought over access to or control of natural resources. Are we destined for similar instabilities in coming years?