http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/datablog/2009/nov/10/energy-statistics-oil-coal The deniers can scoff but the world its tittering on the edge of a major turning point in our history. End of the Age of Oil or death of Oil Man Oil is omnipresent in everything we do and use,its in the computer screen you are viewing, used in the food you eat, the way you power you home, the medication you take. Face it Oil is everywhere. If you view population and oil production you can see a direct correlation No hotlinking! and interesting book on oil the collapse of the american empire link raises some good points on how the usa is not going to sit idle and watch the oil disappear, you can't run tanks and cruise missiles on wind power! I can see the USA destabilizing Saudi Arabia to control the biggest oil reserves The drive by our government to go green to purely to try to encourage us to use less oil, in recession you less oil, green taxes to encourage less usage.