Nothing sharpens your focus like having your back against the wall while facing a powerful foe.
That's where we, as a society, are right now. Most of us just don't recognize it.
We are in a whole lot of trouble. The age of fossil fuel will end in our children's lifetime. If we fail to develop alternative sources of energy, they may not have the opportunity to grow grey hair.
For your children's sake, please invest as much time as you can afford reading the archives of some great sites like...
I have links to these sites and more at peakera.blogspot.com