Newsletter 97

Climate – Bill McKibben’s latest article on the dire state we’re in:
and Clive Hamilton on the latest form of denialism:
Drought – there ain’t no global warming. Welcome to cloud cuckoo land:
Fire – it’s mind-boggling what’s happening in the US Mid-West. This is with 0.8C of warming, with another 0.8C unavoidably in the pipeline, and BAU taking us to 7C by 2100:
Delusions – Jim Kunstler talks to Chris Martenson about deluded thinking:
Food – Australia’s Food Plan is designed to benefit big business, surprisingly. This is a brief but pertinent critique of it:
and Fabian sent this article on attempts to silence people giving nutritional advice unless it toes the party line:
GM – Fabian sent this article on the move towards feeding farmed fish with GM soy:
Health – Fabian sent this article on fraud by Big Pharma regarding the efficacy of vaccines:
Resources – this chart gives some idea of what it is like to drive over a cliff:
China – occasionally, it seems, scientific facts are taken seriously, and they provide the impetus for change. This is about Beijing’s air pollution (perhaps we should call it ‘aired’ pollution, pollution with a bit of air in it):
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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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