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04-22-2006, 07:06 AM
discuss the scenario of a cat5 hurricane disrupting Houston oil facilities in 2009 coincident with a terrorist attack on a major oil facility in Saudi Arabia. Send paper to your representatives, then grade their response. No deadline. There's no hurry.


In We Were Warned: Tomorrow's Oil Crisis, CNN's Frank Sesno explores the potential ripple effects of this frightening scenario. The events depicted are hypothetical, but oil experts believe the scenario is entirely plausible. His interviews with energy experts reveal that we are nearing the point at which the world, led by the U.S. and China, will begin to consume more oil than can be pumped from the ground and the oceans. Tracking the global race to find new pools of oil, Sesno also considers the viability of alternative fuels, such as ethanol, which is used as fuel for 40% of cars in Brazil. Throughout his investigation, Sesno tries to find out whether any of these ventures can solve our looming energy crisis or whether we are already too late.

Grade Level: 7 -12, College