Notes from e-mails to use at some point
From Corrina: Peak oil is the moment when world oil production starts to decline - the point at which supply is not longer able to meet demand. People often ask "when are we going to run out of oil?" but that's not what matters. Analysis of peak oil suggests what actually matters is when you get about half way through the total available resource. Then you really reach the end of the age of cheap oil, not the age of oil itself. In a society which is completely dependent on supplies of cheap oil - including how we move things around, what things are made out of, and how we feed ourselves - the challenge of peak oil really forces us to think about how we break out dependence on it.
Remember - Transition Town initiatives are about acting as a catalyst, rather than coming in with the answers and assuming communities can be told what to do
twin aims are to cut carbon at an unprecedented rate of urgency and to build resilience, by which I mean increasing the ability of our settlements to withstand shock from the outside. We look at building economic resilience, food resilience, and fuel resilience.
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