Find Groovy Green’s other “How to Boil a Frog: Peak Oil” posts here (Part I: What is Peak Oil?) and here (Part II: Bigger Picture).
Riot for Austerity Update:
Gasoline. Average American usage is 500 gallons per person, per year. A 90 percent reduction would be 50 gallons per person, per year.
My own fuel use is miniscule right now. I filled up the 12 gallons November 13 and 92 days later I have a little under half a tank (maybe 5 gallons) left. Sadly, if I were biking my tank would be practically full. The American average with a 90% reduction would be a little less than a gallon of fuel a week. Mine is happily about 1/2 of that, so this is a victory.