Everybody should check out this awesome essay by Joel Stein. Yeah, you're not going to click the link, are you. Anyway, here's the money quote:
"I believe our messy oil age will be replaced by better technology, not by a planetary embrace of Luddism. Because really, what's easier--one smart dude figuring out how to run cars on sea monkeys, or convincing all of Asia to never try air-conditioning? Those people eat spicy food."