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Transition News October 2012

Welcome to the October update on TransitionNC news, events, stories and discussions.

We have grown again! Now we have over 2700 articles published, over 1700 members and over 440 followers on Twitter: to join in just click here: http://twitter.com/TransitionNewsC... Out of time, so we dive straight into the content:

Table of content:

Forthcoming Events
Major News stories and opinions
Library of Learning Resources
Elsewhere on the website

Forthcoming events:

13-14Oct2012: Introduction to Permaculture, Tavistock : a holistic way of thinking, in which we can consciously create productive environments that work with nature rather than against it - http://transitionnc.org/node/12/2454#comment-2454
13-14Oct2012: The SCHed Talks: Each speaker has 15 minutes of fame to talk about ‘HAPPINESS’ - http://transitionnc.org/node/12/2656#comment-2656
16Oct2012: Hedgelaying for Beginners: 1 day practical event teaching delegates the practical skills required to cut and lay hedges - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12/2570#comment-2570
17Oct2012: Keep it Bottled! An evening of Bottling, Pickling, Preserving and Clamping! - http://transitionnc.org/node/12/2655#comment-2655
18Oct2012: Police and Crime Commissioner Question Time:candidates to outline their manifesto pledges and answer questions- http://transitionnc.org/node/12/2702#comment-2702
22Oct2012: Establishing the Cornwall Sustainability Forum:Invitation to Attend an Information Sharing Meeting at Eden - http://transitionnc.org/node/12/2703#comment-2703
8Nov2012: The Mighty Acorn:Come and explore a radical approach to food cultures through the revival of acorns as food. - http://transitionnc.org/node/12/2705#comment-2705
9Nov2012: LIKE co-operatives!:young people and work opportunities within the co-operative sector - http://transitionnc.org/node/12/2693#comment-2693
10Nov2012: Breaking the Barriers to Zero Waste: to change the way we think about “waste” and to challenge the systems that create it. - http://transitionnc.org/node/12/2697#comment-2697
17Nov2012: Independence Day: What kind of places do we want to live and work in? Is there an alternative to so-called ‘big box’ retailing?- http://transitionnc.org/node/12/2665#comment-2665
30Nov2012: History, Memory and Green Imaginaries:ways in which history and memory inform and shape contemporary green imaginaries - http://transitionnc.org/node/12/2691#comment-2691

All these and others listed in http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12

Major news stories and opinions published in the past month include:

50 months to avoid climate disaster?:This excellent and timely article was published in the Guardian on 1st October 2012. Please read and absorb. Also, look at the informed discussion on the website - http://transitionnc.org/node/53/2692#comment-2692
Peak cheap oil is an incontrovertible fact, The Telegraph- http://transitionnc.org/node/53/2675#comment-2675
UK shale gas is more lead balloon than silver bullet - http://transitionnc.org/node/53/2690#comment-2690
New Sustainable Development Indicators – Consultation- http://transitionnc.org/node/53/2685#comment-2685
Arctic ice shrinks 18% against record- http://transitionnc.org/node/53/2681#comment-2681
Communities must see benefit from hosting wind farms- http://transitionnc.org/node/53/2679#comment-2679
Climate change expert calls for nuclear power 'binge'- http://transitionnc.org/node/53/2666#comment-2666
MK Demands Public Inquiry Into the Duchy of Cornwall- http://transitionnc.org/node/53/2661#comment-2661
The era of cheap food may be over- http://transitionnc.org/node/53/2660#comment-2660
Wind power study says opponents' claims are unfounded- http://transitionnc.org/node/53/2658#comment-2658
Building Resilience In A Changing Climate: Climate shocks are on the way. You, your family, and your community will feel the effects.- http://transitionnc.org/node/105/2646#comment-2646
Converging global crises and why we deny them: The evidence has become quite persuasive that humans are bumping into interrelated natural limits to growth that spell big trouble no matter what we do. - http://transitionnc.org/node/105/2643#comment-2643
Want to save 70 million birds a year? Build more wind farms: Wind energy is the form of generation with the lowest impact on wildlife. Wind farms kill less than 0.0001 per cent of birds killed by human actions annually, other human actions kill the remaining 99.999 per cent. - http://transitionnc.org/node/105/2631#comment-2631

And something for the farmers amongst us at http://transitionnc.org/node/97 :
5Dec2012: Trees for Farms: how tree planting in the right place can help the productivity and sustainability of your current farming systems - http://transitionnc.org/node/97/2706#comment-2706

How pigs can compost manure on a farm scale saving you fuel and money by
Rebecca Hosking from biodynamic farm in Cornwall - http://transitionnc.org/node/97/2531#comment-2531

So you think you have a pension? - you'd better think again
The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century : a fantastic book, 500 page encyclopaedia of current thinking
and others in http://www.transitionnc.org/node/50

The library of Learning Resources:

How To Get Planning Permission on Non-Development Land- http://transitionnc.org/node/50/2708#comment-2708
Richard Heinberg' 'The End of Economic Growth' talk: explains the close link between the resource/environment and the social/economic components of the present disintegration. - http://transitionnc.org/node/50/2707#comment-2707
How Many People Can the World Really Hold?- http://transitionnc.org/node/50/2698#comment-2698
Three More Growth Fallacies- http://transitionnc.org/node/50/2668#comment-2668
Eight Fallacies about Growth- http://transitionnc.org/node/50/2667#comment-2667
Top 10 peak oil books: books on energy, climate and the economy - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/50/2342#comment-2342
Peak Oil: You don't have to take my word for it : If you write about, speak about, or talk with your family, friends and co-workers about peak oil, you've almost certainly been asked: "Well, who else is saying what you're saying?" here is the answer - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/50/2315#comment-2315
plus Personal Energy Descent Plan item of some very useful pointers that you may not have thought of yet.

Elsewhere on the website you will find articles and discussions such as these

Peak growth theory- http://transitionnc.org/node/105/2704#comment-2704
Your new economy needs you!!!- http://transitionnc.org/node/105/2701#comment-2701
Is unlimited growth a thing of the past?- http://transitionnc.org/node/105/2696#comment-2696
Our farming system is unsustainable- http://transitionnc.org/node/105/2695#comment-2695
You're Dreaming If You Think The Euro Crisis Is Resolved
Degrowth and peak oil: a condensed version of a talk at the 3rd international conference on degrowth, in Venice, on Sep 21 2012- http://transitionnc.org/node/105/2686#comment-2686
Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
Holding on to hope in the middle of a deluge of bad news
Model for Cornish Energy Independence - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/44/2057#comment-2057
Cornish Devolution : the whys and what for's of Cornish devolution and Cornish Assembly with law making powers - an essential step to safeguard our few advantages for the benefit of Cornwall residents: food and renewable energy

The Organisations Directory now includes CornwallTogether.com, Eradicating Ecocide, Dark Rye, REconomy Project, Timebanking UK and Regenerative Agriculture UK at http://transitionnc.org/node/44

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Good luck and take care

Paul
www.TransitionNC.org
email: admin@TransitionNC.org

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Hi Paul,

Just wanted to say many thanks for these updates. They are hugely useful and a really good holistic round up.

All best wishes

Frances