Here are many articles on the peak and decline of oil reserves. Hopefully reading them will give you some insight into the severity of the problem. Still, I don't know why the only media outlet to cover the issue was National Public Radio. I think it's because when it comes to issues of over consumption and overpopulation, the media would prefer to confort people with a myth, instead of shedding light on people's irresponsible life styles. Either way, overconsumption, while it is good for business, will create a nightmare for the peoples of this earth. Also, thanks have to be given to the religeous right for doing everything possible to increase the population. Some how condoms are evil, yet breeding and creating tons of unwanted children is somehow moral. I'll get off my soapbox. Please read this and pass the information on. Thanx.