Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Planet Earth becoming a desert

I've been paying a lot of attention lately to the climate heating problem we and our children and grandchildren are heading into. This, plus the end of cheap oil looming, should be our main preoccupation, but, of course, are not. I ride my bike, eat vegan, and use public transport. My CO2 footprint is now 0.6 tonnes per year, compared to the average for Toronto of 10.0 tonnes per person. And I am meeting regularly, as we try to plan a future, with the Transition Town group in my village of Durham, Ontario. Look us up at localmotiveproject.com/transitiondurham. The movement is described at transitionnetwork.org

Above is a greatly simplified diagram of what's happening, or about to...