Currently, the world community is more aware then ever that there is coming an end to the oil. Though there is enough oil left for quite some decades, demand is getting higher and higher than supply, which results in higher and higher oil prices, severely damaging economies around the world.
All this makes it clear that the world economy has to become less dependant from oil and that we have to get our energy from other sources, if we want to maintain economic growth.
However, this 'conversion' may come with quite some problems. With oil getting more valuable every day and goverments being reluctant investing in alternative energy sources, conflicts over oil wells aren't unthinkable. As we all know, conflicts can escalate into disputes, which can escalate in war and so on.
Though a world war over oil is very, very unlikely at this stage, it may be a possibility in the distant future.
Obvious is that things have to change. We have to move from oil to renewable or alternative energy sources.
Since I'm currently engaged in an enviroment commision of a (liberal) political party, I'm really interested how you, world citizens, see this conversion. Do you think it will go together with high political tenses and conflicts? Which alternative energy source has your preference? Nuclear, biogas, wind or solar energy? Do you think governments should be more active in fighting climate problems?