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27th Jul '16 5:12:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''CrimeCraft'': Peak oil lead to the society (for lack of a better term) in the game.

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* ''CrimeCraft'': ''VideoGame/CrimeCraft'': Peak oil lead to the society (for lack of a better term) in the game.



* The transition to this and the aftermath is one of the main challenges in most FateOfTheWorld scenarios. Depending upon how well you (literally) play your cards, the transition to a post-oil society can be anywhere from fairly painless to resulting in biosphere collapse and the extinction of humanity. Averted in the Cornucopia scenario, in which fossil fuel reserves are self-replenishing but still cause environmental havoc.

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* The transition to this and the aftermath is one of the main challenges in most FateOfTheWorld ''VideoGame/FateOfTheWorld'' scenarios. Depending upon how well you (literally) play your cards, the transition to a post-oil society can be anywhere from fairly painless to resulting in biosphere collapse and the extinction of humanity. Averted in the Cornucopia scenario, in which fossil fuel reserves are self-replenishing but still cause environmental havoc.
5th Jun '16 11:41:15 AM Kazmahu
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* Central to the setting of ''VideoGame/FreedomWars''. Mentions are made of pollution levels not helping what was left of the environment, but it's clear humanity's main problem 100,000 years from now is being Post Peak ''Everything''.
23rd Mar '16 4:24:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* The song ''Endgame'' by ''Music/RiseAgainst'' has the lyric, "the kerosene's run out," suggesting this is what did the world in.

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* The song ''Endgame'' by ''Music/RiseAgainst'' Music/RiseAgainst has the lyric, "the kerosene's run out," suggesting this is what did the world in.
23rd Mar '16 4:24:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* The [[MadeForTVMovie made-for-TV]] DocuDrama ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iCDeywiTJM Oil Storm]]''. Notable for depicting, as the catalyst for the oil shock, a hurricane hitting [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]] in September 2005... and did we mention that this was made [[HarsherInHindsight just months before Hurricane Katrina]]?[[note]]Of course, the aftermath of Katrina wasn't nearly as bad as what happened in the movie, but still, gas prices hit $6 a gallon in {{Atlanta}}.[[/note]]

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* The [[MadeForTVMovie made-for-TV]] DocuDrama ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iCDeywiTJM Oil Storm]]''.''Oil Storm''. Notable for depicting, as the catalyst for the oil shock, a hurricane hitting [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]] in September 2005... and did we mention that this was made [[HarsherInHindsight just months before Hurricane Katrina]]?[[note]]Of course, the aftermath of Katrina wasn't nearly as bad as what happened in the movie, but still, gas prices hit $6 a gallon in {{Atlanta}}.[[/note]]
23rd Nov '15 10:59:38 AM eroock
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** As in the previous films, conflicts over oil as well as water brought about the nuclear holocaust that burned the world in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''.
14th Nov '15 7:15:43 AM ChronoLegion
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* In Creator/HarryHarrison's ''To the Stars'' trilogy, characters occasionally refer to old rulers who squandered the world's resources without thought for the future, resulting in chaos and poverty. The current state of the world has a totalitarian OneWorldOrder with only a few "rogue" states like the democratic Israel remaining. The government imposes a sharply-defined class system, where the poor are contained in their own districts. The resource problem is solved by mining off-world colonies, which are kept on a leash by making them dependent on something only Earth can provide.
6th Sep '15 1:44:18 PM Jallen
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* Unsurprisingly ''VideoGame/OilRush'' is about a post apocalyptic scavenger world whose gameplay consists of taking over sea-oil-rigs and using the limited [[YouRequireMoreVespeneGas oil as a resource to create troops]].
20th Aug '15 6:14:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* John Varley's book Slow Apocalypse features a bioweapon that congealed crude oil into an unrecoverable state, although natural gas and coal are still available. It is outright stated that the Los Angeles basin, where the story takes place, is in worse shape than most than most areas due to a series of explosions, earthquakes and a looming permanent drought.
* Shapes the world or ReadyPlayerOne. With gas prices so high, America could no longer afford to be as spread out as it was. Most everyone lives in a major city, or in the slums immediately outside them in what were once trailer parks, where trailers were stacked ontop of one another to fit in more people.also, the lack of easy transportation certainly helped increase the popularity of the VirtualRality OASIS.
* There is a YoungAdult book (I believe it was TheEarTheEyeAndTheArm) where there is no oil, and because of that, plastic plates are treated as a status symbol on par with fine china. Because of this, and the long life of plastic, people have taken to mining for plastic in old garbage dumps.

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* John Varley's book Slow Apocalypse ''Literature/SlowApocalypse'' features a bioweapon that congealed crude oil into an unrecoverable state, although natural gas and coal are still available. It is outright stated that the Los Angeles basin, where the story takes place, is in worse shape than most than most areas due to a series of explosions, earthquakes and a looming permanent drought.
* Shapes the world or ReadyPlayerOne.of ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne''. With gas prices so high, America could no longer afford to be as spread out as it was. Most everyone lives in a major city, or in the slums immediately outside them in what were once trailer parks, where trailers were stacked ontop of one another to fit in more people.also, the lack of easy transportation certainly helped increase the popularity of the VirtualRality OASIS.
* There is a YoungAdult book (I believe it was TheEarTheEyeAndTheArm) ''Literature/TheEarTheEyeAndTheArm'') where there is no oil, and because of that, plastic plates are treated as a status symbol on par with fine china. Because of this, and the long life of plastic, people have taken to mining for plastic in old garbage dumps.
19th Jul '15 1:07:36 AM erforce
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* ''Film/MadMax'' (or at least ''Film/MadMax2'') is a definite TropeCodifier for this, and a lot of dystopias where oil is valuable as gold are explicit references to the film. It is the oil shortages that began the nuclear war that resulted in the AfterTheEnd setting.
* ''Film/TheLastChase'' (1981)

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* ''Film/MadMax'' ''Franchise/MadMax'' (or at least ''Film/MadMax2'') ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior'') is a definite TropeCodifier for this, and a lot of dystopias where oil is valuable as gold are explicit references to the film.series. It is the oil shortages that began the nuclear war that resulted in the AfterTheEnd setting.
* %%* ''Film/TheLastChase'' (1981)
19th Jun '15 4:43:26 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/MadMax'' (or at least ''Mad Max 2'') is a definite TropeCodifier for this, and a lot of dystopias where oil is valuable as gold are explicit references to the film. It is the oil shortages that began the nuclear war that resulted in the AfterTheEnd setting.

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* ''Film/MadMax'' (or at least ''Mad Max 2'') ''Film/MadMax2'') is a definite TropeCodifier for this, and a lot of dystopias where oil is valuable as gold are explicit references to the film. It is the oil shortages that began the nuclear war that resulted in the AfterTheEnd setting.
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