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Green Consciousness Rising: The Coming Wars of Energy and Ecology

 
G D Bakshi (Author)
Synopsis Our industrial civilisation is based upon fossil fuels. Nature took billions of years to fix the carbon to the earth's surface and sub surface. Mankind will burn it all back into the atmosphere, well before the end of this century. This will entrain the greenhouse effect of global warming. A rise in terrestrial temperatures of over 5 degrees centigrade could breed climatological collapse on a horrific scale. The era of Energy Wars, initiated with Gulf War I in 1991 is now a full-fledged reality with Gulf War II. As the world's oil drains out, the competition for its control and end use could intensify and lead to major energy wars. These wars would be fought to control the earth's energy surplus zones and have already started in the Middle East and in the Central Asian periphery of Afghanistan and Chechnya. In an era of Ecological Wars, mankind would be faced with two grand strategic choices, should it seek extensions of the hydrocarbon era by seeking new sources, or seek a radical alternative in green and renewable sources of energy like solar power and hydrogen fuel cells? The author envisions an era of ecology wars, which could well commence from 2030 as a clash of rival ideologies-the one premised on economics, the other on ecology and survival. Book one examines this paradigm of conflict. Book two examines the new paradigm of a global green consciousness and the onset of a solar civilisation.
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About the author

G D Bakshi

Brigadier G D Bakshi, VSM is a graduate of the National Defence Academy. He did his early schooling from St. Aloysius School Jabalpur. He holds a Masters degree in Defence Science and an M.Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies from the University of Madras. He taught for three years each at the Indian Military Academy Dehradun, and the prestigious Defence Services Staff College at Wellington. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis and is a prolific writer on matters military. He has authored six books and written several papers for prestigious defence journals which include the Strategic Analysis and Indian Defence Review. He has done two tenures at the prestigious Directorate General of Military Operations at New Delhi. He commanded his unit in Kargil and was awarded the Vishist Seva Medal in 1991. Currently, he is commanding a Rashtriya Rifles Sector in J&K. In this book he brings to bear his thirty years of military study and experience to an analysis of the military content of the Mahabharata Epic. The central theme of this book is the assertion that there is an historic Indian Strategic Culture and today we need to rediscover these historical roots of our military inheritance.

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Title Green Consciousness Rising: The Coming Wars of Energy and Ecology
Author G D Bakshi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170622999
length xvi+247p.