I have been doing a lot of reading about our modern 21st Century dependence on energy for the continuation of society as we know it. Of course the primary energy source of our world is oil which is often referred to as ancient concentrated sunlight and this is or is very soon going to "peak" in production. With ever increasing demand on a finite and dwindling resource then trouble is knocking - and much sooner than we are all led to believe.
Chris Martenson has a very articulate and well presented overview of our collective dilemma which he has published in a series of downloadable movies. He calls this "The Crash Course" and explains very lucidly how we (mankind) face the “perfect storm” of crises. Our debt based fiat money system; our complete dependence on oil as the primary cheap energy source and the rapid deterioration of the ecology around us all add up to some serious problems. Funnily enough, whilst these issues are no doubt know to the major governments of the world, there is very little, if anything, done about it.
As a result, it seems like the majority of us are sleep walking into a crisis.
Take a look here at http://http://www.peakprosperity.com. But BE WARNED! Go through the Crash Course during the day or with the lights on...