Within 2-10 years all these things will have happened to this planet. 1: Crash of the american dollar. 2: Worldwide recession. 3: Famine and disease catastrophes in 3 world countries. 4: Rescource wars in the middle east to secure oil rights. 5: Israel going into Iran backed by the U.S (under the exuse of the nuclear programme) 6: Suburbian ghost towns will crop up all over the united states as people move back into cities or out to towns and villages. 7: Indentured servants will be brought back in the us due to the large amounts of people not being able to pay their mortgages when recession hits. (new law passed recently allowing this) 8: The end of the green revolution. 9: Massive increase in co2 pollution due to increase in coal plants. 10: Un-employment sky rocketing in the U.S where 15% of all jobs directly and indirectly cater to the automobile industry. All this WILL happen and for 1 reason. Peak oil. http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/ Has all you need to know about peak oil and if you read the paper you will be shocked, depressed and enlightened all at once. It is a must read if you have not heard about Peak oil before. http://www.energybulletin.net/news.php?cat=30 Daily updates about news covering the oil crisis. http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2007/07/09/oilshortage070709.html#skip300x250 July 9th report that admits that the signs will be clear very soon.