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Getting Through the Wilderness: The Fuel Crisis, Global Warming, and the Hydrogen Frontier

Mary Ann Segal

Dr. Mary Ann Segal came upon warnings of a fuel crisis shortly after 9/11. She was reading the New York Times Magazine and saw the article entitled, "2011", by Niall Ferguson, in which there were predictions that by 2010, due to increasing demands upon peaking oil, there would be a world-wide shortage, and the "price would become out of reach." Then on February 24, 2004, another Times article said the largest amount of the world's increasing demand was upon Saudi wells which are becoming tired. She considers it very fortunate that her mind had turned to wind/solar electrolysis of water for a universally useful, renewable, absolutely clean fuel, that would put a halt to the widespread threat of freezing and starvation, when oil was selling for out of reach prices, with an inadequate supply of barrels. Hydrogen could save civilization as we know it-if we jump in and make the infrastructure for hydrogen. It would certainly be a new frontier to do so, as hydrogen can replace all fossil and nuclear fuel. The warnings in the February 24, 2004 article suggested to her that within two or three years we would perhaps already be at the place that "20ll" put off till 2010. She began a manuscript to warn Americans to conserve fuel stringently, so that the supplies could be available for necessities, without over demanding the sources. One year passed without too much price pressure. But in 2005, the emergency emerged! Many people cannot afford the price of heating oil and natural gas and electric heat or even wood this year. Gasoline for cars is also high in price. Katrina and Rita complicated an already narrow margin. She expedited this manuscript with AuthorHouse, to get out an explanation of why we are in this shortage, and to offer suggestions and hope about what steps we could follow that could probably get us through this wilderness. She cares about every American and feels a profound need for unity amongst us to face this crisis with cooperation and dedication to one another, rich, just comfortable, and poor alike. We would be showing the world a new democratic example and new technical ecology. Her life experience prior to this most recent undertaking of hers is found on the last page of the book, "About the Author."

Book Details

  • Publisher: Authorhouse
  • Publish Date: Dec 21st, 2005
  • Pages: 156
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.25in - 0.33in - 0.81lb
  • EAN: 9781420896787
  • Categories: Environmental Conservation & Protection - GeneralEnergy
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