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Title: New Map, The
Author: YERGIN DANIEL
Publication date: 05/01/2022
Imprint: Penguin Press
Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and global energy expert reveals how climate battles and energy revolutions are mapping our future
A new type of Cold War is emerging between China and the West. The global order is being simultaneously shaken by climate change and the shale revolution in oil and gas – and now by the coronavirus. Controversial fracking technology has given America unprecedented leverage as the world’s leading energy powerhouse, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia, upending the chessboard of global politics and changing the psychology of the global economy. Russia is pivoting east toward China as they lay claim to almost all of the South China Sea, one of the world’s most critical trade routes. Elsewhere, the map of the Middle East created after World War I is being attacked by ISIS and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. Oil producers now fear that peak demand for oil is coming as renewable energy vies with fossil fuels.
The New Map tells a sweeping story about how the role of energy in climate change is shaping geopolitical discussions, challenging our industries and our lifestyles, and accelerating a second energy revolution – the quest for renewables.