Henley in Transition
Developing Resilience and Sustainability
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A corner of the IR exhibition in April 2010

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 Change)?"

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 don’t put it much beyond 2020, a mere decade away. >> more

Haven’t they disproved Climate Change?
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

Isn’t 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!

Want to get involved?
Click HERE. Sign up. We will keep you informed about what is happening. If you want to see something happen, then you can contact like minded Henley people to take your project forward. If someone has an idea you want to get involved with then we can put you in touch.

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