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12th Jun '17 2:43:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* The story of ''Film/{{Americathon}}'' is set in a future United States where the gas shortage of the 1970's grew to a point where the automobile has been completely eliminated, except as a possession one can park permanently and live in. One of the acts has a wrestler-type "superhero," played by ''MeatLoaf'', battling "the last car." Everyone cheers when he destroys it, and later, bidding happens on a pint of his blood. Squick!!

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* The story of ''Film/{{Americathon}}'' is set in a future United States where the gas shortage of the 1970's grew to a point where the automobile has been completely eliminated, except as a possession one can park permanently and live in. One of the acts has a wrestler-type "superhero," played by ''MeatLoaf'', ''Music/MeatLoaf'', battling "the last car." Everyone cheers when he destroys it, and later, bidding happens on a pint of his blood. Squick!!
24th May '17 9:05:15 PM PaulA
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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.

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* In Creator/HarryHarrison's ''To the Stars'' ''Literature/ToTheStars'' 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.
22nd May '17 10:46:47 AM Jhonny
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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', fossil fuels where running out and thus an alternative was needed. This lead to the construction of a massive solar gathering array that circles the entire planet around the equator. However, this was disastrous for the middle east that relied on it's oil for financial stability. With the solar power system up and running, it caused the once precious oil to loose much of it's value. This lead to a collapse of the regions economy and resulted in the brutal Solar Power Wars that would rage on and off for 20 years. And even after the wars have subsided, the region remains extremely unstable with things such as terrorism and the like running rampant.

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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', fossil fuels where running out and thus an alternative was needed. This lead to the construction of a massive solar gathering array that circles the entire planet around the equator. However, this was disastrous for the middle east that relied on it's its oil for financial stability. With the solar power system up and running, it caused the once precious oil to loose much of it's its value. This lead to a collapse of the regions economy and resulted in the brutal Solar Power Wars that would rage on and off for 20 years. And even after the wars have subsided, the region remains extremely unstable with things such as terrorism and the like running rampant.
22nd May '17 5:47:00 AM matteste
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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', oil has been supplanted by orbital solar facilities, with the result that the Middle East is even worse off because no one is interested in them anymore.

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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', oil has been supplanted by orbital fossil fuels where running out and thus an alternative was needed. This lead to the construction of a massive solar facilities, gathering array that circles the entire planet around the equator. However, this was disastrous for the middle east that relied on it's oil for financial stability. With the solar power system up and running, it caused the once precious oil to loose much of it's value. This lead to a collapse of the regions economy and resulted in the brutal Solar Power Wars that would rage on and off for 20 years. And even after the wars have subsided, the region remains extremely unstable with things such as terrorism and the result that the Middle East is even worse off because no one is interested in them anymore.like running rampant.
2nd Apr '17 3:07:59 PM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Film/TheThinning'', Earth's resources are dwindling. UN decrees that every nation must reduce its population by 5% each year in order to survive. Some go for a one-child policy. Others kill the elderly. The US chooses to execute any kid that doesn't pass an annual standardized test.
26th Sep '16 4:24:37 PM SolipSchism
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* The [[MadeForTVMovie made-for-TV]] DocuDrama ''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 ''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}}.UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}.[[/note]]
30th Jul '16 2:41:47 PM Aquillion
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* Literature/TheMagicGoesAway is a magical variant of this scenario, with the {{mana}} that sustains magical might increasingly used up and magic-using empires in steady decline.
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.
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