The two toughest challenges facing humankind at the beginning of the 21st century are climate change and peak oil. While climate change is well documented and very visible in the media, there is much less public awareness around the issue of peak oil. And yet, the imminent decline of fossil fuel availability that peak oil refers to may well prevent the economic and social stability that is essential if we are to mitigate the threats posed by climate change. Transition Initiatives, designed to achieve relocalization at the community level, currently represent one of the most promising ways of engaging people and communities in strengthening themselves against the effects of these two monumental challenges, resulting in a life that is more fulfilling, socially connected and resilient.
- Source: http://transitioncolorado.org
Just six pages long, it is stoking a new moral urgency for climate action and forcing the financial world to reconsider the value of fossil fuel reserves.
Climate ChangeAsk Bill McKibben Anything: What do you say to skeptics of climate change?
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A reader asks Bill McKibben: What do you say to skeptics of climate change?
See answers from Bill to other questions including - "Is it too late to adequately prevent climate change?", and "How would you prepare your children and grandchildren for a worst-case scenario?".