Welcome to the village of Giethoorn, in the Netherlands. It has no roads.
Peak oil is the term used to describe the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate of production enters terminal decline. It has most likely already happened. The ramifications of this are incredibly diverse and will affect everything from town planning to food production. Without oil there would be no such thing as suburbs or the Green Revolution. If oil were to disappear tomorrow, there would be no cars, no central heating, no shopping for the majority of people in the world.
This documentary was released seven years ago, which makes it all the more terrifying. Since that year, China’s annual car production rate alone has gone from 4.4 million to 18 million. A YEAR.