I agree. The rich knew that cheap oil was running out, Bush and Cheney knew that Saudi oil production was beginning to peak. The Saudis are building solar panels all over the place now. They use most of the oil that they use to make salt water into fresh water. They do not have any fresh water left. Only the billionaires will survive the end of cheap oil and the end of water, top soil, etc.<quoted text>
Even if oil companies didn't rule the world, the food, pharmaceuticals, info tech, banking, hydro electrics, natural gas, solar-wind-tidal power organizations will replace them to rule the world in exactly the same way. When air, water, sunshine becomes scarce, companies will rise in these sectors to rule the world and boss you and everyone else around. When the Earth finally dies with everything on it, the millionaires, billionaires, trillionaires will buy very expensive tickets on the few spaceships off the planet to some other world. Everyone else who isn't rich are screwed because they are poor.
Greed kept this mess going. If the people running corporations had been honest they would have limited the human population. All every CEO of a corporation thinks about is him making the most profit, his job security, his huge salary, so they let the Earth get way overpopulated to do constant growth. The whole entire circus show is based on more people, build more homes, more jobs, sell more stuff. Now the oil and water and top soil is almost gone and at the same time the population is over 7 billion. And this is a big reason why China went capitalist and they are burning oil and coal like there is no tomorrow. And this is why we see the extreme weather events now and the droughts now. China really speed up global warming.