The peak oil phenomenon is one facet of the coming crisis humanity is facing. There's really an interesting tension between this peak oil issue and the carbon buildup that's leading to climate change. If we're going to be running out of oil soon doesn't that affect the models of climate change?
Anyway I just listened to an interesting podcast interview on Living Green Effortlessly. She interviewed André Angelantoni, founder, Inspiring Green Leadership .. he has a coaching business working with businesses to redevelop themselves into a more sustainable mold which can survive decreased availability of oil.
He referred to a wikipedia page about Oil Megaprojects which shows that very soon, perhaps in 2011-12, there really will be a decline in oil production and it will be the first time oil demand outstrips supply.
Links are below.