You might think that spending money on 'alternatives' to fossil fuels is a dangerous gamble:
"At the end of the day, someone will have to be held accountable for us committing economic suicide..."
Futures Forum: The Global Warming Policy Foundation
On the other hand, you might think we shouldn't be gambling on everything being OK 'at the end of the day':
Futures Forum: Climate change: 'The Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See'
An award-winning video from the Post-Carbon Institute makes a similar point:
*** (19. MARCH 2011) WINNER OF YOUTUBE'S BEST NONPROFIT VIDEO AWARD!!! ***
Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we're reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we're in for an exciting ride. While there's a real risk that we'll fall off a cliff, there's still time to control our transition to a post-carbon future.
A deeper analysis of the crises we face, and possible solutions we can work on right now can be had HERE:
The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises: Richard Heinberg, Daniel Lerch: 9780970950062: Amazon.com: Books
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds - YouTube