Global oil depletion meet environmental protesters.
New supplies of the “low hanging fruit” – that is, the easy-to-reach and pump oil – is more or less gone, so capitalism is having to develop newer and more environmentally harmful sources, the main one of which is fracking. The result is this: In the past, it was mainly young idealists who concerned themselves with environmental issues like global warming. That was because the effects were not so obviously direct. But fracking has direct effects on the air and water of those living around it. As a result, a real grass roots movement is developing around this issue and that movement is global. Below is a video of such protests in Romania.
The next logical step is for the “fractivists” to start to link up globally.