Our technology and culture are based on the availability of cheap energy. Oil is by far the most efficient source of energy, and in the past 100 years, we have grown utterly dependent on it.
However, it is a finite natural resource and we are rapidly running out of inexpensive ways of extracting, transporting, and altering it and its various substitutes. The scarcity of cheap energy in the near future will have a profound effect on our lifestyles and may well threaten the very basis of our culture. How can we adapt to these changes?
Take a look at our program on "The End of Cheap Oil and the Rise of Denial."