Check out this video. It is a presentation by Rob Hopkins at a TED conference. He talks about appreciating what cheap oil has done for us, and rather than clinging to it, letting it go so we can transition to a post-carbon future.
It is hopeful as he points out the creativity of transition communities all around the world. He is founder of the transition movement. Bookmark his website and check back often.
Rob Hopkins reminds us that the oil our world depends on is steadily running out. He proposes a unique solution to this problem -- the Transition response, where we prepare ourselves for life without oil and sacrifice our luxuries to build systems and communities that are completely independent of fossil fuels.