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The final countdown
Time is fast running out to stop irreversible climate change, a group of global warming experts warns today. We have only 100 months to avoid disaster. Andrew Simms explains why we must act now - and where to begin
Now. In the chart above, I think it means the banks have been borrowing like crazy from the "big bank that is supposed to save everyone if they run out of money"...
.... and that all banks are about $125 billion overdrawn. » Read more
The cost of shipping a 40-foot container from Shanghai to the United States has risen to $8,000, compared with $3,000 early in the decade.
CIBC World Markets calculates that the recent surge in shipping costs is on average the equivalent of a 9 percent tariff on trade. “The cost of moving goods, not the cost of tariffs, is the largest barrier to global trade today,” the report concluded, and as a result "has effectively offset all the trade liberalization efforts of the last three decades." » Read more
Taken from transitionculture
Last week, Somerset County Council voted unanimously to endorse a motion that they become the UK’s first ‘Transition Local Authority’. What is means is that SCC could start taking an integrated approach to its planning processes, putting peak oil and climate change at the heart of its forward planning. It may well also unlock funds for the many Transition initiatives emerging across Somerset. The proposal put before the Council ran as follows; » Read more
What do you see as being the main characteristics of the challenge we face at this moment?
I think the challenge we face at this moment is pretty simple. We just need to completely transform our economy, our technology, our system of agriculture, our food system and the governance systems that go with it, and we needed to have done this all 10 years ago! It’s easy... (laughs). » Read more
I just spotted this in the...Post Carbon Newsletter, and thought you would enjoy it. I have already written to ask if we can get and use the graphics. Unfortunately I couldn't them into this post, and the only place I can find the graphic is in the email version of the newsletter.
Post Carbon Institute Lecture Series - Kiss Your Gas Goodbye! Peak Oil, Gas Prices & the Future of Energy » Read more