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According to most sources, the world has passed "peak" oil. As world demand rises, supplies are dwindling. What's left in the ground will cost more and more to retrieve, meaning if you can get it at all, it will be increasingly more expensive. However, the day will not be far off when there won't be any left. So, imagine if you can, a world without oil....
The Imminent Crash Of Oil Supply: Be AfraidBy Nicholas C. Arguimbau
...The supply of the world's most essential energy source is going off a cliff. Not in the distant future,but in a year and a half.
> zero time to plan how to replace cars in our lives
> zero time to plan how to manufacture and install milions of furnaces to replace home oil furnaces, and zero time toproduce the infrastructure necessary to carry out that task
> zero time to retool suburbia so it can function without gasoline
> zero time to plan for replacement of the largest military establishment in history, almost completely dependent upon oil
> zero time to plan to support nine billion peolple without the "green revolution," a creation of the age of oil
> zero time to plan to replace oil as an essential fuel in electricity production
> zero time to plan for preserving millions of miles of roads without asphalt.
> zero time to plan for the replacement of oil in its essential role in EVERY industry.
> zero time to plan for replacement of oil in its exclusive role of transporting people, agricultural produce, manufactured goods. In a world without oil that appears only twenty years away, there will be no oil-burning ships transporting US grain to other countries, there will be no oil-burning airlines linking the world's major cities, there will be no oil-burning ships transporting Chinese manufactured goods to the billions now dependent on them.
> zero time to plan for the survival of the billions of new people expected by 2050 in the aftermath of "peak everything."
> zero capital, because of failing banks and public and private debt, to address these issues.
But, realize, too, that this means the end of Yishmael's power in the world!