Why we need ‘Hope’ in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Gazette | Faisal Abbas | 9.23.12
Our government, which in 1975 only had to cater to the needs of a population of seven million, now has to deal with almost four times that number. Furthermore, we are a predominantly young population. This means that most of us are yet to find a job, get married, buy or rent a place to live and, of course, consume an enormous amount of energy, which is used to enable us to get air-conditioning, move around and power the massive desalination process which we run to ensure that we all get enough drinking water.
Now, this would all be manageable if we had an infinite amount of resources. Unfortunately, despite the abundant amount of oil reserves we are blessed with, the reality is whilst our population is growing, our reserves are diminishing in parallel.