On Debt, Death, Taxes and Temperatures - NYTimes.com
[Vaclav Smil] I know you have invested so much into that entire global warming story, but I see it as very secondary compared to the already unfolding Great Unraveling, with all rich economies in chronic downfalls that will last and lastVaclav Smil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vaclav Smil is currently a Distinguished Professor  in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. He completed his graduate studies at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Charles University in Prague and at the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences of the Pennsylvania State University. His interdisciplinary research interests encompass a broad area of energy, environmental, food, population, economic, historical and public policy studies, and he had also applied these approaches to energy, food and environmental affairs of China.