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Transition News October 2013

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

Another information packed newsletter for your enjoyment and education to enjoy on the lengthening evenings

Forthcoming events:

2 Oct2013: Cornwall Council public consultation- Bude - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/99/3083#comment-3083
5 Oct2013: Totnes Eco-Homes Fair: - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12/3123#comment-3123
5-6 Oct2013: Boscastle Food, Art and Craft Festival: - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12/3108#comment-3108
9 Oct2013: Cornwall Council public consultation- Camelford - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/20/3085#comment-3085
12&19 Oct2013: Transition Apple Day: press your own apple juice for
FREE - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12/3121#comment-3121
29 Oct2013: Stories of the Great Turning: With an introduction by the eco-activist Joanna Macy this fascinating collection speaks of a turning, from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilisation. - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12/3115#comment-3115
30 Oct2013: Community Energy Workshop: open workshop to discuss and exploring research priorities, challenges and opportunities around the development of community energy, local energy production and energy efficiency in Cornwall and beyond- at Penryn Campus - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12/3113#comment-3113
21Nov2013: Love Food, Hate Waste workshop: Kilworthy Park Tavistock. There are only 25 places available so you'll probably need to book soon. - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/12/3122#comment-3122

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

Major news stories and opinions from the past month include:
North Tamar and Bude Transition: New Transition Group, check it out - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/87/3127#comment-3127
Transition Lostwithiel e-newsletter October 2013- http://www.transitionnc.org/node/44/3116#comment-3116
Transition Tavistock’s Newsletter September 2013 - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/44/3106#comment-3106
Renewable energy in Cornwall boosts jobs: The wind, wave and energy sector now directly employs 18,465 people - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/53/3107#comment-3107
Cottage Farm finalist at Soil Association Innovation Award: Pioneering practical new approaches to farming and growing - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/45/3126#comment-3126
Stark warning over global warming: stop dithering about fossil fuel cuts- http://www.transitionnc.org/node/53/3110#comment-3110
Green Deal is damp squib: only 12 homes take up energy-saving offer - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/53/3112#comment-3112
Ocean acidification at highest for 300m years: mass extinction of species may be inevitable - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/53/3119#comment-3119
Age of Unreason: governments of Britain, Canada and Australia are trying to stamp out scientific dissent - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/105/3118#comment-3118
Climate change? We’re simply not bothered: Humanity’s feeble inability to rouse itself in the face of clear and alarming evidence should shame us all - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/105/3117#comment-3117
Shale Gas Fantasy: Bubble about to Burst: The numbers don't lie—but politicians and industry bigwigs do. - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/105/3109#comment-3109
Local action on climate change: Fit for Purpose?: A discussion paper from Chris Church, Chair, Low Carbon Communities Network and Director - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/105/3089#comment-3089

Many more news and comment stories at http://www.transitionnc.org/node/53 and http://www.transitionnc.org/node/105

News and events for farmers are here: http://transitionnc.org/node/97
North Wyke Seminars 2013-2014: new event every month - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/97/3120#comment-3120
The future of farming: GM crops on organic farms: Society will have to rethink its attitudes to GM technology - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/97/3076#comment-3076
How to farm properly: We – humanity; the world – need to produce, distribute, and generally treat our food in quite a different way, because the way we do things now is a disaster on every front - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/97/3060#comment-3060
New crop technology to eliminate use of fertilisers: major new technology , which enables all of the world's crops to take nitrogen from the air - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/97/3055#comment-3055
Allan Savory: Grassland ecosystem pioneer: works to promote holistic management in the grasslands of the world - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/97/2873#comment-2873

The library of Learning Resources:

Energy Islands: utilize solar,wind,hydrofgen and OTEC.The OTEC technology is something of a green dream; not only is it clean and renewable, but so are its by-products. - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/50/3128#comment-3128
Climate After Growth: Why Environmentalists Must Embrace Post-Growth Economics & Community Resilience. The nearly ubiquitous belief of our elected officials is that addressing the climate crisis must come second to ensuring economic growth. This is wrongheaded—both because it underestimates the severity of the climate crisis, and because it presupposes that the old economic "normal" of robust growth can be revived. It can’t - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/50/3124#comment-3124
Is the climate already dangerous?: The question now is whether we can avoid catastrophic human interference in the climate system - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/50/3105#comment-3105
The New Economy in 20 Enterprises: REconomy Project has just published a fantastic new report - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/50/3093#comment-3093
Snake Oil: Fracking's False Promise of Plenty casts a critical eye on the oil-industry hype - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/50/3054#comment-3054
174 Global Warming & Climate Change Myths: Here is a summary of global warming and climate change myths, sorted by recent popularity vs what science says - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/50/2997#comment-2997
ENERGY and the Delusion of Endless Growth : Every peak oil-aware person out there knows the difficulty of convincing the energy unaware of energy crisis - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/50/2801#comment-2801
plus Personal Energy Descent Plan, some very useful pointers that you may not have thought of yet.
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
Latest blog:
Farms need to provide large proportion of UK energy: http://www.transitionnc.org/node/125

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

immerSUN: use up ALL of your PV/turbine electricity:
Do you have PV panels on your roof? Do you run a windturbine on your land? If so then you really should get an immerSUN. The immerSUN unit monitors the electricity which is about to be exported to the grid by your renewable energy device(s) and diverts it to your own immersion heater, night storage heaters or similar. It will double or triple the amount of your renewable energy used in your own home. - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/48/2843#comment-2843

The really, really big picture: economic growth: There isn't going to be enough net energy for the economic growth we want, by Chris Martenson - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/105/2814#comment-2814
Ten Charts That Make Clear The Planet Just Keeps Warming- http://www.transitionnc.org/node/105/2728#comment-2728
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

The Organisations Directory now includes North Tamar and Bude Transition, Environmental Law Foundation clinics, Greeniversity at http://transitionnc.org/node/44

Here is our Local Food Directory: http://www.transitionnc.org/node/45 and Renewable Energy Directory: http://www.transitionnc.org/node/48.

And finally, Transition Ideas and Solutions: http://www.transitionnc.org/node/95, including
Preparing Your Firewood Supply - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/95/3078#comment-3078
Living on the Land - at Last! by Patrick Whitefield - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/95/3036#comment-3036
Stories of the Great Turning, Joanna Macy: including a story by Celia Sousek about Cottage Farm - http://www.transitionnc.org/node/95/3019#comment-3019

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Good luck and take care

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

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