Thursday, December 17, 2009

Steven Solomon on Water, Polar Cities, Alaska, Sarah Palin and the Future of Climate Change and Global Warming

What's More Important Than Oil?

That's the question Steven Solomon asked himself as he sat down to write "Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization" (HarperCollins Books, 2010). He had read Dan Yergin's history of oil, "The Prize", and began contemplating what other natural resource might be shaping our destiny as profoundly. The obvious answer arrived like a slap in the forehead, a kind of Bill Clinton "It's the economy, stupid!" moment -- WATER!

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