Books et al.Energy Policy

Cheap oil vs. climate change

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Science  11 Jan 2019:
Vol. 363, Issue 6423, pp. 132
DOI: 10.1126/science.aav7012

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Since the discovery of oil in the 1930s, the six Gulf monarchies—Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates—have become known for their seemingly endless supply of cheap energy and a growing domestic appetite for it. However, in the face of a changing climate, the very policies that led to their development and prosperity are today posing a threat as the region faces record-breaking temperatures. Jim Krane's compelling Energy Kingdoms takes readers inside this critical energy conundrum.