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Blog item: Countries With Energy Supply Problems

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0 comments   Add a comment   Author:  chefurka (Feb-9-2008)
Categories: Peak Oil/Gas & Energy Demand, Sustainable Living

Recently I've been keeping an eye on Google News for reports of countries with energy supply problems.

So far I've found 46 countries with shortages of either fuel or electricity (and sometimes both).
These 46 nations represent 24% of the world's 193 countries.

Albania
Angola
Argentina
Bangladesh
Benin
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cameroon
Chile Natural
China
Costa Rica
Dagestan
Dominican Republic
Ethiopia
Gambia
Ghana
Haiti
India
Iran
Iraq
Kenya
Liberia
Malawi
Namibia
Nepal
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
North Korea
Pakistan
Philipines
Rwanda
Senegal
Somalia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Swaziland
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Uzbekistan
Viet Nam
Zambia
Zimbabwe


There are probably a bunch that I haven't found yet.

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About author/contributor Member: chefurka (Bodhisantra (Paul) Chefurka) chefurka (Bodhisantra (Paul) Chefurka)
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Member: chefurka (Bodhisantra (Paul) Chefurka) I am a Canadian ecologist with a passionate interest in outside the box responses to the converging crisis of industrial civilization.

The crisis of civilization is not simply a convergence of technical, environmental and organizational problems.  These are symptoms that are themselves being driven by a philosophical and perceptual disconnection so deep that it is best understood as a spiritual breakdown.  The disconnection goes by the name of Separation.

Our sense of separation is what allows us to see ourselves as different from and superior to the rest of the apparently non-rational universe we live in.  In this worldview the complex mutual interdependence of all the elements of the universe is replaced by a simple dualistic categorization:  there are human beings, and everything else in the universe—without exception—is a resource for us to use.

The only way to keep this planet, our one and only home in the universe, from being ultimately ravaged and devastated is to change our worldview and heal our sense of separateness.  Unless we can manage that breathtaking feat all the careful application of technology, all the well-intentioned regulations, all the unbridled cleverness of which we are so proud will do little to delay the final outcome, and nothing whatever to prevent it.

My desire is to find ways to heal that sense of separation, with the goal of helping us prepare for ecological adulthood.

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