Newsletter 102

Fossil Fuels – a reminder of just how dependent we are on fossil fuels:
David Strahan summarises the current situation regarding oil:
Food Crisis – a view of how climate change is producing a major food crisis:
Arctic Ice – a report on the remarkable speed at which the ice is melting in the Arctic, setting new records:
and Monbiot on the same topic:
Sail Transport – a glimpse of how we might be moving cargo, and ourselves, in the future:
Glass Recycling – thanks to Marc Wathen for this article on the state of glass recycling in HK:
Health – Fabian sent this dietary advice:
and this looks at the dangers of cholesterol-reducing drugs:
and this one looks at how obesity has become more of a concern than smoking:
GM – thanks to Fabian for this article which includes another good interview with Vandana Shiva:
State Shifts – this interview is about the possibility of dramatic changes in ecosystems as a result of biodiversity loss and climate change. An unusual multi-disciplinary approach:
Green Economy – two views about the commodification of nature:
Teotwawki – a positive view of the massive changes ahead, but the comments afterwards are even more interesting:
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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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