The other leg of it has to do with the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
The primary fault for the loss of world sanity falls on western civilization.
It was those nations, led by the U.S., that spread the addiction to oil all around the globe (A History of Oil Addiction).
Some examples of other series that have some similar subject matter are (The Peak Of The Oil Wars, Peak Agriculture, The Peak of The Oil Lies, The Peak of Health And The Peak of Oil , On The Peak of Intelligence, and The Peak Of The Oil Wars).
The previous post in this series is here.
The following video discusses the issues involved with population and resources.