Without change, we are going to consume more and more energy. As supply dwindles, and as demand increases, economic pressure will push us to consume every last bit of energy possible — and to hell with the consequences...
But we must change. It's not going to be painless — let's get that right out in the open right now. It's going to hurt. Maybe a little, maybe a lot. That's the way change is. And like most major paradigm-shifting changes, you can't really see how things are going to be until you're on the other side — and so will it be with this change. We don't know what the future will bring, or even what it will be like. But we know we have to make the change. Because we do know what the future will be like if we don't change.
It is not going to be easy. But it will be good.
After all, "our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.""