Currently readung a superb book called The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler. It is an extremely well written and cogent exploration of the horrible fate awating humanity in the 21st century becuase of the covergent threats of oil depletion, climate change, resurgent diseases, water scarcity, global economic instability and clash of civilisations.
One of the authorities cited in the book, Princeton University emeritus professor and renowned oil analyst, Ken Deffeyes, is speaking on the topic tonight.
He famously predicted that the Oil Shock would occour on Thanksgiving 2005 – that is today.
Here is an article about tonights speech:
I strobgly recommend that everyone reads this book. As regular reader will know I am neither an alarmist nor a catastrophist environmentalist, but this book is utterly brilliant and sobering.
Prepare to be roused from your concensus trance and act now…or join the 5 billion who may be lopped off the worlds population this century.