Our eagle-eyed correspondent Steve Lagavulin connects the dots and concludes that the Civilization in Crisis meme has been let loose.
Steve points out that the NY Times has admitted that Peak Oil is here. He also points out that diverse publications such as Intentional Communities and Permaculture Activist are about to run major articles on Peak Oil and its likely effects. So Peak Oil awareness is starting to snowball.
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