As Hite and Seitz (2016) show in Chapter 4, “Energy,” the world is in
the midst of an energy crisis as it concerns the rapid use and
depletion of nonrenewable natural resources.
According to the textbook, “Many experts predict that the largest
increase in demand for oil in the coming years will come from
increasingly industrialized economies with large populations…” (p. 140).
- Can this be offset by measures taken in developed nations to
address the energy-climate crisis? Why or why not? What potential
strategies could be used to reduce the demand for energy in
industrialized economies with large populations?