Unveiling the forces that have secured the United States to the status quo, he shows there is an opportunity to change the world and shake off the economic chains of oil dependency, all while moving Water and Energy towards the goal of cost reduction and the elimination of drought and famine in the 21st century. NOIS²E discusses the current US strategy, which seems to make oil dependency so painful that anything will be done to get more oil, even war. It looks at current energy innovation and alternatives and recognizes that the United States can exploit beneﬁts and invest in delivery and solutions for the water and energy crises, not by super innovation but by changing the mix and application of fuels and the efficiency of energy, particularly in transportation.
Through a fictionalized narrative, NOIS²E takes over the President's persona and travels on a world quest through Mexico, Canada. China, Russia, the Middle East, Australia, and more to show you the expanding opportunities where clean supply is/will exceed demand. The formula for change. This will transform the 21st Century for the USA and the world, and shows it's within our grasp, and without war.
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No Oil Imports from Sunni/Shiite Exporters
By Charlie Pedersen
iUniverseCopyright © 2014 Charlie Pedersen
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What's all the NOISE
NOISE is a simple proposition. You hear a lot about energy independence and the desire for the United States to get out of the Middle East and stop relying on its oil. That is fine, but it takes courage—a courage that apparently Republicans, Democrats, Tea Partiers, and other progressives and conservatives simply do not want to display. We are trapped and swimming around like too many goldfish in a small aquarium. The pressure for action just builds.
NOISE takes the challenge and assembles a worldview and action plan. Here are three reasons for fixing the problem:
1. There is an opportunity to change the world and shake off the economic chains of oil dependency. Unveiling all the twisted chains that have secured us to this status quo must be done before our energy crises crashes into the forthcoming water crisis (to be discussed later in this book).
2. The key is doing this while we work on our debt reduction. This book lays out how we can do it.
3. The current US world strategy seems to be to make oil dependency so painful that we simply will do and pay anything just to be sure we can get more oil. It's like classic addiction, and we keep trying to avoid rehabilitation, a chain we must break.
After September 11, 2001, we created an energy bubble, spent more than a trillion dollars on Iraq and Afghanistan (to some, globally-$4.5 trillion), and unleashed war on multiple countries, but the pain of the attack escalated further. Bin Laden's Scheme is working, because the price of a barrel of oil grew from $21 a barrel in 2000, to $35 in 2004, $50 in 2005, $57 in 2006, $75 in 2010, $102 in 2011, and $91 in 2012, $101 in 2013
We absorb the costs and complain, but we wander deeper into the entanglement and are frustrated that the economy hasn't really rebounded. This is branded okay and natural because of the presumption of increasing demand and diminishing supply. Have you noticed there are no recommendations on how to break the chains, the invisible handcuffs? Well, NOISE rebuffs all that. It looks at current energy innovation and alternatives and recognizes that we can exploit benefits and invest in delivery and solutions for the water and energy crises. Yes, they need to be addressed together. And yes, its fixable, soon and without unacceptable pain.
To accomplish this, I fictitiously take over the president's persona as I travel on a world quest for the transformation of the twenty-first century. I show you the way out and offer a true direction for us and very quickly.
You are quite frequently told these ideas are decades away, but you should realize that the wealth holders of the world really want to delay it as long as they can in order to squeeze every dime out of you.
That is all well and good, except the population, agriculture, food, and energy dynamics are such that to continue this charade is killing the economies of the world and stymying the inspiration of our youth. We are limiting nations from expanding the progress that is needed to prevent economic catastrophe, and importantly, the capacity to achieve what we call the American dream: education, a job, a family, a home, an automobile, food, and peace.
As we speak, the population of the world increases by one billion every ten to eleven years, so there is a bubble that has to burst and there's a need for a freshwater revolution including food production. The harsh reality:
Source: Wikipedia: World population growth over a hundred years, approaching 1 billion over ten-eleven years.
Based on history, there are only two directional choices: war or change.
The current leadership is too condescending to the 1 percent of people who govern 93 percent of the add-on wealth (that is, of the increased profits, 1 percent of the population has experienced 93 percent of the financial benefit); NOISE has invented a leader who is willing to embrace the 99 percent about what must be done to create a renewed economy and world peace. The problem is our journey makes us realize that this lack of leadership over the last fifty years (1962–2012) has put us in a precarious position. There have been no new ideas or action plans, just prewar rumblings from the old school, and war itself.
NOISE takes one dramatic position: take over the presidency and inject what is necessary to get us out of the quagmire called oil, and put us on the road to the real twenty-first century. There is necessary realignment that is a solution for someone with the guts to take it on. Of course avoiding war would be a great start. For the first decade of the twenty-first century we were just wallowing in the aftermath of the twentieth. We have to change, but the only things that persist are the quest for oil and rivalries more than a thousand years old.
Have you noticed that since and including Korea, we (the United States) have never truly succeeded at war? Yes, South Korea is great (look at their TV's and cars) as long as you ignore the collective atomic bomb chaos called North Korea. Vietnam, Kuwait, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and North Africa? Soldiers and civilians die every week. The breakup of the USSR was a great peace dividend, but the independence of those around the Black/ Caspian Seas and the "istans" is threatened, all squabbling over oil rights.
Oil, oil, and oil: a one dimensional quagmire.
It's all about oil and energy, but should also be about needed effective water strategies and agriculture.
North Korea's headaches are about atomic energy and weapons, and Vietnam, Korea, and China are squabbling about oil rights of the South China Sea. Everyone wants more. All the troubles around Bosnia were about Arab/Christian/ Jewish religious trust issues. World War I issues reemerged since the breakup of the USSR. Multiple generations (Bosnia, et al.) had passed, yet when Yugoslavia was broken apart, all the old religious sects were back in place, and after fifty years of "peace", all parties were ready to fight once more.
You can draw a wide circle around these cradles of civilization, including all the "istans" to the east, Algeria to the west, and if you include the Eastern Mediterranean and Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, etc. to the south, you have defined the desert and energy zones that want to stir up trouble in the world (or should I say with each other?). When the Iron Curtain was lifted, those religious differences rose as if they had been dormant, even though generations had passed. The Middle Eastern Islam nations had never accepted the Western powers carving out Israel and restoring it back to the Jewish people (post World War II).
Meanwhile the conflict of the ages is still with Abraham's children. Ishmael is linked through Mohammed as a sign of legitimacy (Sunni). Where Isaac s links are, are the passion of the Shiites. Both these links ascend through Abraham, who Muslim s claim wasn't a jew, in the historical genealogical sense. It doesn't matter because that's how the two groups evolved. Now, 85% of the 1.6 billion are Sunni s, and 15% are Shiites, although in the Middles East, it is far more dramatic:
When you look at the Sudan, you see the classic problem. Put the Muslims in the north, by the seaports and close to the Middle East. The black Africans are in the south, where the oil is. Darfur is the west, black Muslims, and they have nothing, not even adequate water. Now call it a country, and voila, the entrapment of our times.
The brewing storm.
This first layer (number one) is what you could call "prima Armageddon" or "the world according to the major Bibles and religions, through let's say AD 800, and what could explode into Armageddon." This is the world that has been squabbling within the Middle East since the time of Mohammed.
The next layer is two: China, India, Russia, Rome, Bosnia/ Serbia, and Spain, with strong historical links to layer one through war and commerce.
Then you have layer three, the Euros, the Americas, China, Australia, and Indochina, Korea, and Japan. This layer is kind of the modern world, progressively interacting with numbers one and two.
Note that I have China in all three layers. They haven't invaded anyone but are effective traders and manufacturers and have evolved into the catalyst position in war or peace. It's finally their time, so you may think.
NOISE has a task. Take all three layers and promote harmony, prevent war, and move energy and water to a new paradigm. We can put a new spin around the conflict zones without causing World War III or Armageddon (the collapse of the cradle of civilization).
For a moment, let's look at the top oil producers. This is actual production, not reserves:
Note: of the top ten, nine have 90+percent of their oil production coming from a single company within and usually owned by their government Of the countries on this list, only the United States and Canada have multiple private companies (that also work with the other countries). Note that Venezuela, which sells more than 40 percent of their oil to the United States, is actually number one in oil reserves in the world, making them appear unproductive. With the robust oil discoveries in the United States and Australia, we are clearly in a direction that will minimize the Middle East dominance in oil dependency. The real question is when Australia will step up to the plate in terms of oil production.
This is the first major revelation: the power of the Middle East over oil will soon diminish to about 35 percent, and the major industrial users (United States. Europe, China, and Japan) must both know it, and orchestrate the evolution/change, not fight over it.
The approach of this book is to "take over" the oval office in the White House and figure out how to move the world to the point of excess energy and clean water while transitioning the United States and the world into a green planet that is free of pollution and toxic air and water. The goal is to enable the system to support the current seven, then growing to nine to ten billion people while eliminating famine, genocide, and deep poverty.
This is bold, but by taking over, you can see a worldview and the aspects of different countries. For example, Australia, which is not even in the top ten, has recently found oil in Southern Australia (location-Cooper Pedy) (plus voluminous shale natural gas at other locations). It is estimating the find is between the size of Iran's and Saudi Arabia's reserves. This is part of which will define the twenty first century as the "Pacific Century".
This is happening around the world. Countries see the dilemma of a potential interruption in supply and are aggressively looking for solutions. Then the United States finds a way to harvest oil and gas through shale, and invents fracking, and horizontal drilling (drilling laterally- literally down and then across a shale rock formation), adding other sources of energy to our list (Shale oil and gas, methane hydrate (below permafrost and the bottom of the ocean)). So now shale, oil sands, and aggressive exploration are providing a plethora of new fossil fuel sources (locations) around the world and outside the Middles East.
You can argue what the United States' role should be, but the fact is more than 40 percent of Middle East's food imports come from the United States (the rest are from Russia and others), so decisions we make and prices we charge matter. Meanwhile, people project a mid-western dust bowl where the heart of our wheat belt is. Especially since the "Arab Spring revolts" were largely due to rising food costs. International trade is more than buying and selling. When it's a large volume, people become dependent on it, including the cost. So now they have to consider increased sales in energy, food, water, and minerals, are creating more codependences. The larger the populations, the deeper the dependencies. Somehow balance must be established. Get it? Less dependency on the Middle East for energy, but more dependency by the Middle East (and north Africa) for food and Water. When we build markets, we build dependencies. And when we supplement farms to keep prices down, we create global dependencies.
What's really occurred lately is we have found more energy than we need. We just have to find an alternative to how to use this "gift" from Earth. And then the real need is more fresh water. So if we have a water and energy (WE) strategy that can work, we can reengineer the world to survive population increases and energy capacity ... a water and energy strategy.
What will work to raise worldwide economics?
Since 1970, the allies (including Asia, Africa, and Central and South America) have created a global village We haven't been self-sufficient with oil since then. We formed deep dependencies that have evolved into military support, which we give to these countries, and it has become like a bad dream. Before we dive into the president's agenda, let's take a brief look at Egypt. Egypt has been quiet under its military dictatorship since the seventies. Its agenda has been modified by struggles having to do with discourse with Ethiopia over access to water supply. The Nile supplies 100 percent of freshwater to Egypt, and the source of the Nile is in Ethiopia. When the Muslim Brotherhood, comprising about one-third the core population, won the election, they didn't realize the strong western influences the military would recognize, affecting religious tolerance, tourism and more. This includes their well-maintained army, with a $1.3 billion US subsidy. When the army felt this damaging their stability and welfare due to the Islamic influence on the culture, they took over the country. This also has a dominant influence of Sinai and Israel-Egypt peace. I bring this up for reasons you'll clearly see later. It's important to understand why the Middle Eastern countries have been swept into the "Arab Spring" phenomenon. When the Ottoman Empire was crushed after World War I, the European leadership broke the region into countries to meet their needs. Typically, nations were set up with minority leaders (e.g., Shia) so they wouldn't have a largely political population base. So the revolutions occurred to gradually reconstitute the normal or natural national leadership. Also, after World War I came the rise in oil demand. Additionally, came to the fore, with issues like the source of the Euphrates in Turkey feeding into Iran and Syria, Then after World War II, Israel was recreated. The United States' energy demand exceeded our domestic supply in the 1970s. In the last twenty-five years populations have grown, and climate change aggregates the water supply issue. Only Saudi Arabia created desalination. 75 percent of their freshwater supply from the sea. Syria is squeezed next to Iraq and then Iran and once constituted Persia. The US military was brought into Saudi Arabia to "protect" Saudi oil fields, and now China is building refineries in Saudi Arabia to support their needs as their volume exceeds the United States. Meanwhile aggressive oil and gas exploration worldwide has now resulted in a large percent of oil now being found outside the Middle East (China, United States, Canada, Brazil, Venezuela, Australia, Russia, and North Africa).
Europe is heavily dependent on Russia for natural gas, but new findings of natural gas have been located in the Mediterranean, i.e. Cypress, Israel, etc. This is trouble for Russia. But it is representative of a world in change ... energy game changing events all over the world, and we are locked in the troublesome Middle East.
Meanwhile, Methane hydrate, representing gaseous energy (NG) larger than all fossil fuels in the world combined, is being successfully extracted in Alaska (test cases)(under the sea) and contemplated in locations like Japan (tests already occurring) raising the spector of energy independence for Japan. All this means we must look at our energy sources and "change the mix" of how we use energy (transportation, heating, electricity, etc.).
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Table of Contents
Chapter I What's all the NOISE, 1,
Chapter II The President Confronts His Inner Turmoil, 14,
Chapter III Washington DC The Plan, 30,
Chapter IV Calgary Canada, 62,
Chapter V The President and Congress, 168,
Chapter VI The President Speaks to the American People, 175,
Chapter VII The President and the Lobbyists, 209,
Chapter VIII The White House and Camp David, 226,
Chapter IX The United States and Australia Speak, 228,
Chapter X One More Trek around the Globe: Beijing; Moscow; Europe; and Vienna (Home of OPEC), 236,
Chapter XI Back to America, 276,
Chapter XII The President Speaks to the People and Congress, 284,
Chapter XIII Postlude, 291,
Chapter XIV The Baseline, 300,