Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Link-dump

Nuclear war: Bad for humans, good for global warming. Nuclear winter = cooling, war = less consumers for SUVs. It's practically a win-win!

Saudi Arabia and America: Turns out America exported it's own version of Jim Crow to Saudi Arabia when they first set up shop in the 1940s. But remember everyone, nothing America ever does in the past is relevant to the present.

700 Million middle-class Chinese consumers by 2020. Vaguely terrifying and exhilarating all at once. If we survive to 2030, I think we might actually make it after all on this crazy chunk of iron and silicon we call home.

1 comment:

Closet Liberal said...

China: That's all well and good, but what about the other 700 million still in the lower class? Will they get antsy as the wealth is still not trickling down?

Just wondering, that 700 million consumer number in isolation looks good. But I question the assumption of that number and its effects within the broader context of China's social/political atmosphere.

A lot can change in 13 years...