History may well regard our lives as being lived in the “Fossil Fuel Age”, filed away for posterity or museum visits just like the Bronze or Iron Ages. Rob Hopkins suggests in his Transition Handbook it might be called “The Petroleum Interval”, a relatively short “blip” in history when large quantities of oil were extracted from the Earth to fuel human activities.
This graph makes me think Man might just need to use his massively inventive brain to work out how to change how the world is powered asap! What do you think?