Newsletter 100

The Arts – at long last the arts tackle planetary degradation, even though it’s really a scientist in disguise:
Arctic – the latest assessment of how fast the ice is melting:
Oil – price volatility is here to stay, as Peak Oilers predicted:
http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2012-08-08/new-paradigm-volatile-oil-markets
and this summarises the debunking of optimistic views of oil supplies, in an amusing way:
http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2012-08-07/peak-oil-denial-debunking-attempted-debunking
Resource wars – trouble is brewing in the South China Sea:
Recycling – a glimpse at recycling rates for various elements:
Eco-education – a look at children and getting in touch with nature, or not:
Consumerism – a talk on washing machines, the poor, and fossil fuels:
Weather – a course on how to ‘read’ the weather, but in Cantonese only. Thanks to Monika:
Lobbying – an interesting look at the US energy lobbying groups and how much they spend:
Wind – offshore wind power is making some progress:
Water – a look at the rates of depletion of underground aquifers:
Hunger – Michael Klare looks at the US drought, climate change, and where it’s taking us:
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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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