This is a fascinating site that may spell doom and gloom for some, but in reality this is a very large problem. Just surf this site for a while and think about where your life will be in five to ten years.
Fascinating stuff, oil's not getting any cheaper by any means. Irony is that alternative fuels tend to need, yes, crude oil.
I've always wanted to get some property in the country and make it self sufficient. You know, have a garden, solar power, maybe some horses and goats, so that when we go back a hundred years because we have no power, I will be alright. How much are solar panels anyway, and how effective are they?
That's something I need to research.