i don't know.
would somebody with some extra time find a bunch of articles saying 'no, the world isn't going to collapse on itself as a result of using too much crap' ?
because i'm starting to imagine my community evacuated, me building vegetable gardens all over the place while i stroll, kind of scared and euphoric, and clearly this is a product of me being a nut anyhow, but still. if nothing else.
for me. for my nerves.
tell me we're not going to run out of stuff.
but you know. appeal to authority.
I could tell you that, Max, but hey, I'm not so sure I believe it. :)
I wouldn't worry too much. Nothing wrong with growing food. Nothing wrong with post-apocalyptic Road-Warrior type days, right? ;)
Seriously, I have no idea how bad it could be. But if you want to see a bunch of people who think the world is going to hell in a handbasket, fast, go here: http://www.mikeruppert.blogspot.com/ These people are so convinced that Peak Oil and a demand-destruction economy is creating the End Times that they are stocking up on food, buying land, gold and weapons and moving out of cities. Only odd thing is that they have an uncanny ability to be correct in their projections. Freaky. :)
If you want to see a bunch of people who say that it will all be fine, just as soon as they fix a few things, then look to the government.
If you want an optimistic and activist look at things then look to Michael Pollan ( http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw_7_ … ix=michael ) and Vandana Shiva ( http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw_0_ … ix=vandana )
Check out Gwynne Dyer and Jared Diamond, too. But you prolly already know these people. All are decent, if you know how to read and think--which you do.
If you want the news, straight up and depressing, http://whatreallyhappened.com/ (reader beware, it's got some odd viewpoints, but if you look, the real news is there.)
And, if you are really worried about how to survive if it all goes downhill, here's a start, an idea of what to look forward to: http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/w … sons.shtml It's a great article that's been floating around for a few years, feeding the fears of those who have, well, fears. :)
part two: http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/w … art2.shtml
part three: http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/w … art3.shtml
If you have a bunch of friends and want to prepare, you know, before the Rapture happens, go here: http://www.survivalblog.com/ :D
I'm not too much help, I spend too much time surfing through the lunatic fringe of the tinfoil-hat league, looking for fun stories.
On a truly serious note, I think I hit a state of slight despair when I saw 'The World According to Monsanto.' I've been growing my own food ever since. Not a lot of it, but it's a start. It's fun, too. And organic. I love it.
(I've said, five million and I can start the smarch commune, man. Seriously. *g*)