Het is een probleem met een ietwat technische grondslag, en dat kan deze discipline natuurlijk maar moeilijk verifieren. Maar hoe nu verder? Hoe maak je het dragelijker. En ook ten opzichte van anderen.
Onderstaande "Engelse" artikel van iemand anders illustreerd het probleem en de eigenlijk logische emoties en dillema's die volgen.
Author: Chris Nelder
Dated: Saturday, February 28 2004 @ 09:50 AM PST
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After a week of taking a break from GRL, I'm ready to bring you up to date. But it's not like the world has been standing still. Indeed, the news of the last week has been breathtakingly, crushingly bad, from every direction, and that's in part why I haven't written about it. It's very demoralizing. Still, I wish I had the energy to bring you the key points of all that I have read about it, but it's just not feasible for one guy, with no budget, no staff, a life to lead and an income to make. I know that some of you rely on GRL for most of your world news (gulp!), but I can't promise you that it will be a reliable source. [...stukje weg...]
But I can try to bring you up to date on the most important story of all: the impending oil crash. AKA, the end of the world as we know it. This is the story that renders all else--including all the politics that I have written about in GRL--utterly trivial.
Lately, I can think about little but the oil crash. It's putting every future plan, and every conception I had about my life, in a new light. I'm looking at everything differently now. I look around at new cars, computers, everything that runs on electricity, and think: all of this could be pointless and useless in 10 years. Imagine not being able to afford to board an airplane, watch TV, buy fresh fruit, or drive to the store. Imagine everything that you take for granted about life to be about to vanish. Imagine violent and hungry hordes evacuating the major cities. Imagine yourself trying to eke out a living in subsistence farming, and living like the Amish. Imagine your children growing up in a world with precious little energy. Imagine 5 billion of the world's 6 billion people dying off in the next 70 years or so. Because that could be exactly what we're headed for. In fact, it seems unavoidable.
I wonder every day how, and where, I would try to make my last stand. And it's driving me absolutely crazy that I can't get more people to wake up and look at this problem! A friend recently described it as "a planeload of people on steep crash descent, with nobody in the cockpit, and a cocktail party going on in the cabin."