This book, by a former chief economist of CIBC, is facinating if somewhat depressing. Anybody interesting in profiting from the upcoming and permanent surge in oil prices would be well advised to read this book. At least you can make some money out of an economic armageddon that you won't be able to stop anyway.
Degrowth is coming it is just a matter of when and how ready we are for it. Running for the hills isn't the solution as that takes us backwards, we have to learn how to live in these cities, in this populous environments that we have created, but without the resources that we've grown so sadly accustomed to.
For instance I am changing the way that I look at my clothes. I want stylish and comfy clothes but I am no longer going to bring dyed cotton halfway around the world to save you guys from seeing my beer-gut. I'm going to source and support locally produced, sustainable clothiers and if they don't exist I'm going to start to create a market for one.
I am also going to tele-commute more and cycle when I can. Roll on summer.