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photoCurrent predictions have world oil production peaking somewhere between 2005 and 2035, with demand steadily rising as growing economies like China and India start consuming more and more.

But the oil-fired economy, and the lifestyle that comes with it, is nearing an end, says writer Paul Roberts in his new book, "The End of Oil." A radical adjustment will be required, says Roberts, and it can happen gradually or it can come the hard way, which could force the world into a chaotic rendezvous with the post-oil age.

Click the "Listen" link to hear about what may come next, when world supplies of oil near an end.

Guests:

Paul Roberts, author, "The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World"

This program aired on May 27, 2004.

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