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15th Aug '17 9:26:46 PM blerg223
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->''After the Oil Wars...''
-->-- Introduction to '''''Battletruck''''' (1982)

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->''After the Oil Wars...->''Our last drop of oil will be burned by a tank.''
-->-- Introduction to '''''Battletruck''''' (1982)
Loading Screen Text, '''''VideoGame/FrontlinesFuelOfWar'''''
10th Jul '17 7:55:22 AM Jhonny
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* The rise of UsefulNotes/HighSpeedRail in Europe and Asia has many reasons (in Europe one of them was congested freight railways) but (fear of) peak oil certainly helped kill gas turbine powered trains in favor of BoringButPractical electrical trains.
9th Jul '17 8:36:52 AM nombretomado
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** This is happening now, to some extent. Currently in the US, 30 mpg is considered "good gas mileage" while 40 is considered ''really'' good. Look at articles from the era of the 1974 oil-embargo crisis -- the first time since WorldWarTwo that there had been a gas-price shock -- and be amazed at the references to 15 mpg "compacts" and how a 25 mpg VW Beetle was spoken of in terms now used for a 50 mpg Prius.

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** This is happening now, to some extent. Currently in the US, 30 mpg is considered "good gas mileage" while 40 is considered ''really'' good. Look at articles from the era of the 1974 oil-embargo crisis -- the first time since WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII that there had been a gas-price shock -- and be amazed at the references to 15 mpg "compacts" and how a 25 mpg VW Beetle was spoken of in terms now used for a 50 mpg Prius.
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.
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