Kudos to Lonewolf for this link:
And I looked, and behold peak oil: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
If you were born after 1960, you will probably die of violence, starvation or disease. Although it’s news to you, your generation is challenged with a technically-insoluble problem ““ a political problem ““ which will ultimately kill five out of six worldwide ““ or perhaps all. You can not solve this problem because that carbon-based, selfish-gene rational computer on your neck isn’t logical! THERMO/GENE COLLISION (.pdf)
This is a great, concise read on the massive problem the world faces. Essential reading.
no civilization has ever been able to convince its members to cooperate enough to survive the depletion of the energy resources which gave it birth. When confronted with ever-declining resources, the preservation of social order requires more-and-more cooperation, but individuals are genetically programmed to reduce cooperation and seek advantage. This genetic legacy sets up a positive feedback loop: declining common resources cause individuals to reduce cooperation even more, which reduces common resources even faster, which leads to
collapse even faster.