In this section there are videos and information to help those that have just started thinking about Peak Oil. The first step when thinking about Peak Oil is to carefully wrap your head around what Peak Oil means. You have to decide if you want to think about how your way of life will change, about the way you live and about your willingness make changes. Many of those that stumble upon Peak Oil go into Peak Oil grieving. This can take several months and be life altering. The five stages you may go through are;
Denial – Peak Oil can’t be true, we just need to drill more and we’ll be fine. Oil isn’t a finite resource.
Anger – The denial defenses wear down and the Peak Oil reality re-emerges. You are not ready to deal with Peak Oil. Anger and blame towards government and oil companies may occur.
Bargaining – You feel helpless and vulnerable so you tell yourself that society will come up with a silver bullet to solve the unsolvable and we won’t have to make any changes.
Depression – You are at your lowest point and miserable. You really don’t know how things will ever change or get better.
Acceptance – You’ve read up on Peak Oil and realize you and your children will not live the way you expected. You cope by taking action and begin making changes. You accept that oil is a finite resource and that oil has reached its peak production mark in the world. You now walk around and see things differently and notice how most everything that happens in the world is related to oil. It’s easier to make changes now with the way you live.