I hardly read the news. My primary news source is LF, and I tend to skip over most of the political or "media circus" type stories that make the rounds. But when enough links about the same subject keep cropping up, I get a little intrigued. I finally had to look up what people were talking about with this riot-starting cartoons thing. I didn't care about Dick Cheney's hunting accident but I finally read the first news story on it to get the (initial) facts.
But there's one topic that has my interest lately: this looming "oil crisis" that people keep posting about. I'm not able to weed out what's a reliable news source from what isn't, and I don't have any sort of a compass now to judge what's believable and what's not. There's doomsday predictions for tomorrow, and then there's people denying that it'll even be a problem.
Now, nobody with a brain would say that oil can last forever. It's inevitable that we're going to one day have to make a switch from non-renewable to renewable energy sources. And I guess each political party is taking their own side to it as they always do, so there's that slant to go along with everything.
So, not really understanding at all what's going on: Are there any real, "logical" predictions about the course of events in the coming years regarding this oil crisis? Are there any sort of plans in place for making the transition from oil to some other power sources? What about other countries? What can individuals do to prepare?