30 Jan '16, 1am

#peakoil Peak oil, population, climate change, pandemics, economic crises, cyberattack, failed states, nuclear...

How contested claims in this important sea lane are resolved will have important implications for trade routes and energy exploration, and as an area of growing naval competition. The Kurile Islands, occupied by the Soviets at the end of World War II, remain a contentious issue between Russia and Japan. The uninhabited islands south of Okinawa are in dispute between Japan and China, both drawn to the area by the possibility of oil. Much of the Yellow Sea remains in dispute between the Koreas, Japan, and China, again because of its potential for oil. The straits of Malacca represent the most important transit point for world commerce, the closure of which for even a relatively short period of time would have a devastating impact on the global economy. There is at present a subtle, but sustained military buildup throughout the region. India could more than quadruple its weal...

Full article: http://peakoil.com/publicpolicy/military-threats-peak-oil...

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theecologist.org 28 Jan '16, 1pm

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