Don't y'all know? This is a plot by greedy Texas oilmen to cause dissent and sneak a world takeover by while everyone argues about religion? You fools, You are falling for it! Even now we have almost absolute control and our wealth is putting us beyond the reach of the most powerful governments in the world. In one more year you will all be our slaves.
Sheesh! Why don't you kids focus on alternative energy instead of conspiracy theories? You are going to need the new sources very badly. Personally, I can live very well in the neolithic style but most of you will not last a week outside modern, urban civilization.
There isn't as much time as one may think. If politics doesn't shut us down or severely restrict life as we now know it, then competition for the same resources will. Very few of you here have known a real war. The closest one in my lifetime was Vietnam and that was not a real war (i.e. the military was not allowed to win that one). The competition for limited energy sources will be severe. The losers get to live in the dark (ages). The winners get to become godlike.
The time is very near...get ready!