Since World War II North Americans have invested much of their newfound wealth in Suburbia. It has promised a sense of space, affordability, family life and upward mobility. As the population of suburban sprawl has exploded in the past 50 years, so too has the suburban way of life become embedded in the American consciousness.
Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American Dream. But as we enter the 21st century, serious questions are beginning to emerge about the sustainability of this way of life. With brutal honesty and a touch of irony, The End of Suburbia (2004) explores the American Way of Life and its prospects, as the demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply.
Energy prices will absolutely skyrocket in the coming years and the consequences of inaction in the face of this global crisis are enormous. In this documentary scientists and policymakers explain what Peak Oil means, not only for North America, but also for the rest of the world.
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