A sobering read, but encouraging that the topic is actually being discussed. I highly recommend reading the Hirsch report (?PEAKING OF WORLD OIL PRODUCTION: IMPACTS, MITIGATION, & RISK MANAGEMENT?), sponsored by the US Government in 2005. Peak oil does NOT mean that we?re about to run out of oil: it means the end of cheap oil as discoveries and production decline. There, I said the ?P? word. Human beings have a nasty habit of avoiding uncomfortable issues until it is [almost] too late. As noted in the Hirsch report, mitigation efforts started NOW can have profound benefits, not the least of which could be a concomitant reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions.