Peak oil is the newest boogeyman in popular media

A culture's fears always finds its way into that culture's media. The best example is probably the allegories of McCarthyism in the film Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Peak Oil and climate change have seen their share of movie dramatizations, but Mad Max and The Day After Tomorrow were more cartoon-ish than terrifying.
Now, eco/oil fears - such as abandoned cars in the poster (right) of M Night Shyamalan's new movie "The Happening" - are becoming more heart pounding. The depictions of peak oil in entertainment are becoming more realistic as well, taken directly from expert predictions in documentaries like CNN's We Were Warned.

Below the fold is the trailer for the video game Frontlines: Fuel of War which includes things, I have to admit, I found a little scary. I had to remind myself of the current date when the voice over talked about black outs in the Summer of 2008. "They said it would get better," a voice says and then mentions biofuels as a solution.

Am I stupid to be this afraid by a video game back story?

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