Catastrophists and Cornucopians

April 1979
New Republic;4/7/79, Vol. 180 Issue 14, p3
Explains that United States President Jimmy Carter needs strong action and a rousing speech with regard to domestic problems of an energy shortage and inflation. Near-collapse of voluntary conservation program; Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries' nine percent price increases on petroleum products; Advantages and disadvantages of coal as a power resource; America's consumption of more fuel every year than is used by two-thirds of the world's population; Optimistic forecast about solar energy.


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