Post Carbon Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg was extensively quoted in this piece on the power of oil to destroy a presidency on CNN.
From the article:
The country may face another oil crisis as soon as a decade from now, says Heinberg, who is also a senior fellow at the Carbon Institute, a nonprofit think tank in Santa Rosa, California.Heinberg believes it could include people freezing to death in the winter in the Northeast; farmers going bankrupt because they can't afford to pay fuel prices; the chemical industry collapsing because it doesn't have enough oil to make plastic.Time isn't running out -- it has already run out, Heinberg says."What is humanly possible and politically possible are two different things," Heinberg says. "We've lived without oil for thousands of years until the last century so, yes, we can do it."But the transition is going to be wrenching unless we prepare for it. We should have prepared for it but we blew it."