Every so often I let my attention wander away from the nitty-gritty details of Peak Oil, and I focus on the long term future (about which I remain relatively optimistic, ie there will be continuing civilisation (continuity of cultural memory), albeit with a smaller population).
Then I have another look at what is actually going on, and I get terrified thinking about the great dislocation that we will be journeying through over the next ten to fifteen years.
'By 2020 the current 85million barrels a day production could be reduced to 25 mbd. THIS IS A BIG DEAL'
No shit, Sherlock. We're fucked.
(Please forgive the obscenity; flatter language is also obscene when it obscures the truth)