• King: Lessons from '70s energy crisis have meaning today

    11 days ago - By Boston Herald

    I've been here before. I've heard this din at another time. I'm writing about the cacophony of opinions about global warming and climate change.
    In the winter of 1973, the Arab oil embargo unleashed a global energy crisis. Times were grim. The predictions were grimmer: We'd never again lead the lives we had led - energy shortage would be the permanent lot of the world.
    Saudi Arabia sat on the world's largest proven oil reserves.
    Then as now, everyone had an answer. The 1974 World Energy Congress in Detroit, organized by the U.S. Energy Association, and addressed by President Gerald Ford...
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