Crudeawakening Masthead

Jan. 6th

Select Members of the group will be discussing the movie "A Crude Awakening" at 6:30pm on Jan. 6th, 2009 at the Howson Branch Library, 2500 Exposition.

Crude Awakening is an advocacy group based in Austin, TX. We concentrate our efforts on political and community awareness of peak oil...

Find our main discussion board plus information about our community meetins in Austin, TX

After the Peak -- Video
A docudrama explores the impact of peak oil on a typical American community
Looking for Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash? Click here to go to the website and view a snippet of the award-winning film

New to Peak Oil?

If this is the first time you are hearing about Peak Oil, you are among the majority of the population. Peak Oil doesn't mean 'running out of oil', but rather 'running out of cheap and plentiful oil'. Inexpensive oil supports our very way of life, as we know it. It is crucial for our transportation, food production, economy and basically everything that we use on a daily basis.

In his 2006 State Of The Union address, President Bush publicly acknowledged for the first time that we are addicted to oil. Unfortunately, that's only part of the story. Addictions of any kind can result in catastrophe when the supply falls short or the costs rise beyond reach before curing the addiction. You owe it to yourself and future generations to learn more today.

It is time for all Americans to take individual responsibility for our future. Our industrial society, built on cheap and readily available oil, must be completely redesigned and overhauled immediately. The changes ahead are going to be very difficult; and will be hardest for the ones who didn't, or wouldn't, see it coming, and didn't prepare adequately for it. Read this excellent article on Why Peak Oil Is Probably About Now.