Another in our ongoing series of predictions for 2006: Peak oil is so, like, yesterday man. We're already over the peak and sliding to an oily end. For this year, with 67,000,000 more people added to the list living beings, we will witness the beginning of the beginning of peak water and peak food.
In the current "world system" distribution of resources, as always the poorest of the poor will be unable to obtain sufficient water.
For more details on this from Bill McKibben, see Getting Resourceful About Resources