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QuestionHow will the world compensate for the growing energy needs and resource consumption of developing nations like China and India when nations like the United States consume resources disproportionate to their populations? nathandh
Andries Botha: Nathan, the world will not compensate. This is as you point out, you know and China and India are coming on and will be on full throttle, it doesn’t mean the United States will decelerate. So it means that the energy will have to come out of the earth. And as I said before I don’t believe that innovation is going to be responsive in any way, preemptively responsive. It’ll be reactively responsive. So, the world cannot compensate. You know it looks like we’re just going to drown the world. Just suck up from the world all the energy, all the non-renewable energy. And what that means to the world God only knows. You know I don’t know what happens if you just suck all the oil out of the earth. I don’t know what that means to the atmosphere when global warming starts taking effect. There’s deforestation and there’s desertification. You know. The world will not compensate. The world will – the way we live will change. The things we’ve taken for granted will change. The sun, the wind, the rain, the smell, the texture, all of this will change. We will change. We will become sicker. So, yeah. You know I don’t – how will the world compensate? I think the world will not compensate. I also know that countries, continents, that will provide resources, Africa, South Americas, they will have to become the hunting grounds of the First World as it consumes and responds to its energy demands. It has to find them somewhere else. The world generally will be hyper-mined, hyper-surveyed, everything that is useable in the earth will be taken, and that has enormous repercussions for all of us.