book by James Howard Kunstler ISBN:0802142494: The global oil predicament, climate change, and other shocks to the system, with implications for how we will live in the decades ahead.
I'm going to use it as the generic term for Climate Change, Peak Oil, and permanent/global economic mess (Economic Transition?) beyond Credit Crisis 2008. Risk of Collapse.
see also Jared Diamond, Joseph Tainter (Collapse Of Complex Societies)