Henley in Transition asks the BIG question
"For all those aspects of life that this community needs
in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we significantly
increase resilience (to mitigate the effects of Peak
Oil) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate
the effects of Climate
What is Peak Oil?
There is only so much oil. The easy oil fields have all been
discovered, exploited and, in many cases, emptied. World demand
for oil is increasing. World population is increasing. There
will come a point when the maximum rate of extraction is reached
- and after that oil will become more difficult to obtain
and, inevitably, the price will rise. Probably dramatically.
Different analysts come up with different dates for peak oil
- but even the most optimistic dont put it much beyond
2020, a mere decade away. >> more
Havent they disproved Climate
They have tried, but the science has stood up to the onslaught.
The discussion among climate scientists is about how bad it
is going to be, how quickly it will happen and how best to
minimise possible disastrous consequences. >> more
Isnt the problem too big for
me to affect?
Governments and businesses are influenced by their voters
and their customers. If we come together and take action at
a local level to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and
distant food producers then parliament and companies will
feel enabled to make the necessary changes to legislation
and business practices to go along with the changes. And we
get a better world as well!
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