Newsletter 95

Climate – a short video of weather events in the US recently:
an interview with Michael Mann, of hockey stick fame, about climate denialists:
Deforestation – an interactive map showing the state of the world’s forests:
Economy – Tim Jackson on Rio+20 and the search for a new economic model:
Urban Ag – is gardening a retreat from engagement or a political statement?
Health – Fabian sent this article on the deception surrounding ‘pandemics’ of influenza. As always, follow the money:
Toxic Chemicals – more on aspartame and its dangers, from Fabian:
GM – a ’roundup’ of Monsanto’s activities sent by Fabian:
and here’s another example of how the US govt dances to Monsanto’s tune:
and Fabian sent this article on the imminent retreat of the EU from a zero-tolerance policy:
Oil /Psychosis – Dmitry Orlov on the American Psychosis:
and Jim Kunstler’s new book should be an excellent read:
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About transitionsl

I've been an English teacher for the best part of 30 years, teaching in England, Tanzania, Brunei, Australia and Hong Kong. I've always been interested in nature and environmental issues, but it was the discovery of Peak Oil about five years ago that galvanised me into trying to help my local community to prepare for what will be a dramatically different world to the one many of us have been used to. I've been helping to run a transition group, following the guidelines created by Rob Hopkins's Transition Movement in the UK. This blog is an attempt to engage in discussion with a wider group of people in Hong Kong on the ways to transition from our current oil dependency to a state of fossil-free local resilience.
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