Don’t for a second imagine we’re heading for an era of renewable energy.
Climate change will wreak its havoc on us by constraining our access to the basics of life: vital resources like food.
Energy industry’s ability to boost production of oil, coal and gas is ensuring ever higher levels of carbon emissions.
Output from unconventional oil operations may show some growth ahead, but there is no “golden age” on the horizon.
Rising food prices due to drought may again lead to social unrest and violent conflict.
Tensions are rising at potential flashpoints, as new bottlenecks for the flow of energy are identified.
Obama says US influence will turn from the Middle East towards the “vast potential of the Asia-Pacific region”.