There's a short book review of The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the 21st Century and and interview with the author James Kunstler here: http://www.alternet.org/envirohealth/21737/
What do you think about this?
Both his characterization of the problem, and his predicted outcome?
I, for one, generally agree with the problem, but disagree with the outcome somewhat (then again all predictions are speculative, so it's hard to say). I think as oil gets more scarce, alternatives will have to be found. For example, suburban cities will become more independent, and hopefully public transportation will again become a priority. I agree that it will be a rough and rocky road, but dont know if it will kill the american economy as he thinks.