DARK OPTIMISM How do we handle Peak Oil AND climate change? Shaun Chamberlin from UK Transition Towns, energy writer Kurt Cobb, plus Richard Heinberg on renewable hope, with Lester Brown.
You know we are going to run out of civilization’s life-blood: fossil fuels. And if we burn what’s left, the climate will tip into a mass extinction event. Meanwhile, barking madness seems to be the only growth industry. Is it time for more pills, booze, or end-time religion?
Our first guest says there may be some hope left. Shaun Chamberlin’s blog is called “dark optimism” – and that may be as good as it gets. Shaun is part of the “transition movement” in Britain. He’s the author of the new book “The Transition Timeline, for a local resilient future,” …and, part of an upcoming report for the British Parliament, on a scheme to give everyone an energy quota.