Newsletter 98

Eco-Participation – another good interview by Chris Martenson, this with the ebullient farmer Joel Salatin:
GM – thanks to Fabian for this 30-minute video on the need to restore local, indigenous control over seeds, and check the spread of GM seeds:
and at the end of this article is an interesting short video on Monsanto’s legacy:
Wikileaks – an interesting overview of Wikileaks’ revelations about US govt intervention in Latin American affairs, and the role of the press in revealing it:
Forests – Lester Brown on reforestation:
Solar – this sounds like quite a success story for the rural poor of Bangladesh:
Climate – the latest research confirms what most of us already know:
and this looks at some of the infrastructure problems that are manifesting themselves as extreme weather gets a grip:
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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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