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Peak Oil and Climate Change: A Rural Community Guide

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Global climate change is a reality, and at the same time energy prices continue to rise. As these trends will fundamentally change our communities, how can municipalities work to increase resilience – to ensure that communities can withstand potential shocks and changes? What types of responses address both climate change and rising energy prices? This manual explores these questions as they relate to rural Ontario municipalities.

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2 Comments on "Peak Oil and Climate Change: A Rural Community Guide"

  1. Davy on Mon, 29th Sep 2014 6:59 am 

    The transition community’s ideas are better than the alternatives but they are a hybrid of BAU and a green less energy/resource intensive future. These two ideas are not compatible. Limiting or reducing growth is a BAU game ender. At this point in time with global population overshoot in a situation of limits of growth and diminishing returns with climate and ecosystem failures a whole new thinking must emerge. The transition crisis movement would be a better label yet few people would embrace anything as doomer as that. The transition in question is so profound and so near the movement should be concerned with emergency mitigation strategies. I guess the energies are better spent than monster truck pastimes for example. I have to admit anything that points to attitude changes and preparations is good even if it is wholly inadequate. Anything is better than maintaining BAU at all cost at this point.

  2. Dredd on Mon, 29th Sep 2014 8:00 am 

    “Global climate change is a reality …”

    That is quite easy to prove at home, work, or school.

    Download the data and roll your own (Databases Galore – 2).

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