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Economic collapse. Peak oil. Population spikes followed by immediate drops. Survival in a world without oil. Have you guys seen this documentary? It's on instant netflix, or all parts (1-9) can be watched on youtube. I'd love a discussion on this. This documentary is LOADED but it hits on a lot of things I've been thinking about lately. Honestly, it makes me depressed, but should we continue to ignore the warnings? Should we get prepared? Is this guy just a conspiracy theorist alarmist? Here's a couple of clips from it:


Mar. 14th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
The thing is that we saw oil prices tripling during a small period of time, which is the sort of thing that can lead to the collapse. A tenfold increase that takes a century to take place is likely not gonna have a huge impact on the rest of the economy, it will just drag out the substitutes to completely replace oil over time.

Tractors don't even need to run on solar power, they can already run on bio-diesel with no new technology needed.

The population spike thing is exactly the sort of thing that can come from perfect math based on completely false axioms and therefore have no validity whatsoever. If he is able to explain why it has to happen and then show the evidence supporting this explanation, then I'll take a look at it, but just saying "I think it will happen because it has happened before" does not qualify as science. :|