I’ve talked a bit about Peak Oil in the past on this site — that’s the scientific fact that very soon (if it hasn’t happened already), oil demand will outstrip supply on a global level. Salon.com has probably the scariest article you’re likely to read on the subject. The Oil is Going, The Oil is Going is a long read, but definitely worth it. One word of warning though — if you’re already not feeling well today, emotional or otherwise, it may be a bit more than you can deal with. Just steel yourself before you read it. It’s some pretty scary stuff.