Peak Oil ~ Life After The Oil Crash & It Isn't Good.
A Different "Global" event and it's Not Global Warming.
This One Is For Real Even And Will Devastate Civilization & "Life As We Know It"
If It's Even Half As Bad As Predicted.
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"Civilization as we know it is coming to an end soon.
This is not the wacky proclamation of a doomsday cult, apocalypse bible prophecy sect, or conspiracy theory society.
Rather, it is the scientific conclusion of the best paid, most widely-respected geologists, physicists, bankers, and investors in the world.
These are rational, professional, conservative individuals who are absolutely terrified by a phenomenon known as global "Peak Oil."
"What does all of this mean for me?"
What all of this means, in short, is that the aftermath of Peak Oil will extend far beyond how much you will pay for gas.
To illustrate: in a July 2006 special report published by the Chicago Tribune, Pullitzer Prize winning journalist Paul Salopek described the consequences of Peak Oil as follows:
. . . the consequences would be unimaginable.
Permanent fuel shortages would tip the world into a generations-long economic depression.
Millions would lose their jobs as industry implodes.
Farm tractors would be idled for lack of fuel, triggering massive famines. Energy wars would flare.
And carless suburbanites would trudge to their nearest big box stores, not to buy Chinese made clothing transported cheaply across the globe, but to scavenge glass and copper wire from abandoned buildings. Source
Journalist Jonathan Gatehouse summarized the conclusions of Oxford trained geologist Jeremy Leggett, author of The Empty Tank: Oil, Gas, Hot Air, and the Coming Financial Catastrophe, in a 2006 Macleans article as follows, emphasis added:
. . . when the truth can no longer be obscured, the price will spike, the economy nosedive, and the underpinnings of our civilization will start tumbling like dominos. "The price of houses will collapse. Stock markets will crash. Within a short period, human wealth -- little more than a pile of paper at the best of times, even with the confidence about the future high among traders -- will shrivel."
There will be emergency summits, diplomatic initiatives, urgent exploration efforts, but the turmoil will not subside.
Thousands of companies will go bankrupt, and millions will be unemployed. "Once affluent cities with street cafés will have queues at soup kitchens and armies of beggars.
The crime rate will soar.
The earth has always been a dangerous place, but now it will become a tinderbox."
By 2010, predicts Leggett, democracy will be on the run. . . . economic hardship will bring out the worst in people. Fascists will rise, feeding on the anger of the newly poor and whipping up support.
These new rulers will find the tools of repression -- emergency laws, prison camps, a relaxed attitude toward torture -- already in place, courtesy of the war on terror.
And if that scenario isn't nightmarish enough, Leggett predicts that "Big Oversight Number One" -- climate change -- will be simultaneously making its presence felt "with a vengeance."
On the heels of their rapid financial ruin, people "will now watch aghast as their food and water supplies dwindle in the face of a climate seemingly going awry."
Prolonged droughts will spread, decimating harvests.