There is a reason why life is getting harder and harder and your not having as much fun as you deserve. This is the beginning of the end of the world as you know it.
This is happening for one simple reason: 42% of our energy comes from oil and we are running out of oil at a time when demand is increasing due to the development of China, India and other countries.
The phenomenon is known as Peak Oil. It means basically that global oil production has peaked and from here on in will be declining.
Here is a video which explains it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IwtAQzrfiw