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Is this what we want to see happen? What can we do to stop this? Well our time frame is short. ... By 2015 the U.S. Military has reported that there will be massive shortages of oil and that there could be a significant economic and political impact.

"By 2012, surplus oil production capacity could entirely disappear, and as early as 2015, the shortfall in output could reach nearly 10 million barrels per day," says the report, which has a foreword by a senior commander, General James N Mattis."

Read more here: Treehugger & Guardian

It's time for real solutions for this coming issue. Governments won't be able to help anyone with food shortages, military, electricity etc. if this happens because they all run on oil. Did you hear in the news that the government is recycling the oil from the bp oil spill? They are using it for asphault another commodity that will be gone in 2015. Dirt roads will be the new norm and all of our current infrastructure will be ruined with nothing to repair it with. So those who can get access to oil won't be able to drive everywhere. Bio-fuels will be gone as well, since all farmers will be using their fields for food.

Here's some facts:

  • The average American consumes roughly 25 barrels of oil per year: ten barrels of oil for food, nine barrels for autos, and seven barrels for homes. All of which will be gone in 2015 or drastically reduced.
  • Before petroleum, whale oil was used for things such as candle wax and clock lubricants. Here in the states they used Bayberries.
  • The U.S. represents less than 5 percent of the world's population but consumes some 25 percent of global oil production!

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Comment by Ken Eklund on May 17, 2010 at 12:59am
Hi Meira – yes, this is no joke. The actual timeframe for our next oil crisis is unknown, because it is the result of so many factors, but many people think it could happen at any time. It may interest you to know that I created a "what if?" game about our next oil crisis, called World Without Oil, and Jane was the game's Participation Architect (and played the character mpathytest). That was back in 2007. The WWO players did a great job of imagining what our next oil crisis will really be like and they came up with great ways to help people make their lives more resilient. It's still online at WorldWithoutOil.org. It was the game that really started the genre of massively collaborative games on serious subjects that EVOKE is part of.
Comment by Meira Datiya on May 17, 2010 at 2:21am
I have heard of World Without Oil. I even participated a little, unfortunately i was late in the game and didn't get to play much.
Comment by A.V.Koshy on May 17, 2010 at 5:58am
good one meira
time to wisen up and do real things and get by
Comment by Meira Datiya on May 17, 2010 at 3:37pm
@A.V.Koshy Thanks
I agree
Comment by nomadHAR on May 17, 2010 at 6:47pm
we are overrunning our energy production in general. reducing use and conservation is definitely the only path.

Comment by Meira Datiya on May 18, 2010 at 12:05am
@nomadHAR really nice article.


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