The future does not look as rosy as the past. Oil was close to the surface and easy to find; metal ores could be dug from the ground with a shovel and natural gas was a plentiful nuisance that had to be "flared" off That was then and this is now. Oil wells are drilled in ocean waters to unheard of depths. High quality ore mines are being played out. And speculators are grabbing land knowing that its value can only appreciate as populations grow?
Was Malthus right? Maybe not this decade but maybe the next or the next after that. Alarming? Perhaps. Something to read and perhaps worry about.
Concise without gobbledegook; gives a clear presentation of some of the forces of tension in geopolitics today and in the coming decades.
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