i was talking to somebody about this yesterday, that there are probably two major issues that are going to impact our very way of life in the next century or so, global warming and peak oil. what we were saying more directly was that global warming gets lots of talking, yet in reality we won't see the direct impact of it for some time (that will force us to change or die), in contrast to the peak oil, where we'll have to change our methods within a decade or so before oil becomes scarce. my question is that why is there little talk about what to do about a potential oil crisis which is probably coming in the next decade compared to something we won't see the harsh impact for quite a while? i'm not saying global warming is nothing to be concerned about either. but what i'm really saying is leadership, especially in the us, going to use a patch up solution (keep on depending on oil) or are we going to find something more lasting (building a sustainable oil-free community). it's time to decide if we're going to wean off oil or not.