There are two general camps when it comes to predicting the future of our energy resources.
Camp A believes that we are seeing the last few years (maybe even months) of relatively cheap oil. That in turn means that we are seeing the end days of prosperity and economic stability.
Here are some good reads on the subject:
According to some journalists and bloggers, we are already seeing the first victims of this emerging reality
Here's an example:
There are a few other contries that have already started showing symptoms of impending economic collapse and other that have already collapsed.
Some of you have read the story of the argentinian architect that was posted on different forums a while ago. For those of you who haven't, here it is again:
In total contrast with camp A, camp B believes that the global crude oil resources are more than enough to last us at least 200 more years, factoring in population growth and economic development.
A splinter faction of camp B also believes that oil is in fact a renewable resource. They believe that deep in the belly of the earth, crude oil forms abiogenically and that it does not come from the remains of plant and animal life that died millions of years ago.
This is called "The Abiotic Theory of Oil Formation."
Here's more about that:
What are your views on the subject? If you are of the same mind with those in camp A and believe that an energy crisis and a subsequent economic collapse is iminent, what are you doing to prepare?
If you are a member of camp B and are laughing at those who are panicking, what do you base your optimism on?
We've already had many zombie threads so I'd apreciate it if this thread didn't become yet another " how to kill zombies in a bio hazard-ish end of the world scenario".
I am looking for mature opinions vis-a-vis a serious and very real issue.