If there's one thing that kind of frightens me, it's peak oil. Or rather the denial of the phenomenon. Here's a haiku on the subject:
Fingers in our ears
singing "La la la la la!
Oil lasts forever!"
I know it's fashionable to blame America and Bush for everything from the current state of the entire world to the lack of good television - but it does strike me that this problem won't get any attention or priority until there's a president who doesn't come from a huge oil family. Just sayin.
I'm not a big greenpeacer, i'm not a big conservationist, i don't vote for the green party-- i just think that this will affect us in a big way, and, like the 2000 software thing, we could all band together and be ready for it (I'm not a doomsday guy - i'm an optimist!!). Instead we are in blatant denial and continue to whore ourselves to questionable governments in the middle east over this stuff.
Anyhow. The above website talks about it, sponsored by >>> Chevron! This topic interests you you might see this film.