messier extraction methods of e.g. oil tar sands
likely to lead to armed conflict due to military prioritization of fuel acquisition
rising prices of consumer goods (due to increased shipping prices)
increased dependence on bio-fuels, taking away nourishment that could be used to combat famine.
impact on food chain
destruction of fragile eco systems, coral reefs, arctic-based species, e.g. krill, shrimp
melting of glaciers, disruption of natural water flow, removal of vital water supply (e.g. in the Himalayas)
sea levels rising, civil unrest, refugee problems
release of gasses tied up in the ice
fewer civil rights
more control (police/legal)
increased media control by the gov't
removal of influence from ordinary citizens
leaders not always elected, chosen instead (example: the EU / religious edicts in e.g. Iran)
fewer public elections, e.g. expansion of the EU (EU president, military, economic)
Islamic countries political/religious melding
US political/religious melding
atheist increasingly organized / firm stance
impossible due to dwindling resources
impossible due to existing production methods, carbon emission problems et.al.
a "virtual" construct, based largely on the perception of value, rather than actual value.