The dustiest portion of my home library includes the 1980s books — about how Japan's economy would dominate the world.
And then there are the 1990s books — about how the Y2K computer glitch would end the modern era.
Go up one more shelf for the late 2000s books — about oil "peaking." The authors claimed global oil production was reaching a peak and would soon decline, causing economic chaos.
The titles include Peak Oil and the Second Great Depression, Peak Oil Survival and When Oil Peaked.