Oil extraction a threat to the future

Future oil extraction could create new environmental, social and technological challenges, says the UK’s former chief scientist.

Sir David King said that, as global oil demand started to outstrip supply, oil companies would be forced to drill in unconventional places.

The scientist has called on governments to “de-fossilise” their economies and accelerate the development of alternative energy sources, such as biofuels, to reduce the world’s dependence on oil.

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