The Oil Era
The following article makes some good points regarding societal dependence upon petroleum – namely, that if we wish to maintain affluent societies, the environmental impacts and eventual scarcity of oil must be acknowledged and dealt with now.
Time, terror shadow oil era
We cannot afford to be complacent about the future energy supplies needed to maintain our current standards of living and economic growth. Nor can we be complacent about the environmental impact of current consumption levels of carbon fuels.