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ISBN: 9781603582001
Year Added to Catalog: 2009
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: Two-color throughout
Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 8 3/4
Number of Pages: 192
Book Publisher: Green Books
Release Date: May 31, 2009
Web Product ID: 463

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The Transition Timeline

For a Local, Resilient Future

by Shaun Chamberlin

Foreword by Rob Hopkins

"Shaun Chamberlin ties down the uncertainties about climate, energy, food, water and population, the big scene setters of our future, with no-nonsense authority. What we get with The Transition Timeline is a map of the landscape we have to find a way through. Don't set out without it. You will have a good idea of where you are, and inspiration about where you are going. It is almost as good as getting there."

David Fleming, Director of The Lean Economy Connection, and author of Energy and the Common Purpose

The Transition Timeline lightens the fear of our uncertain future, providing a map of what we are facing and the different pathways available to us. It describes four possible scenarios for the UK and world over the next twenty years, ranging from Denial, in which we reap the consequences of failing to acknowledge and respond to our environmental challenges, to the Transition Vision, in which we shift our cultural assumptions to fit our circumstances and move into a more fulfilling, lower energy world.

The practical, realistic details of this Transition Vision are examined in depth, covering key areas such as food, energy, demographics, transport and healthcare, and they provide a sense of context for communities working towards a thriving future. The book also provides a detailed and accessible update on climate change and peak oil and the interactions between them, including their impacts in the UK, present and future.

Use it. Choose your path, and then make that future real with your actions, individually and with your community. As Transition movement founder Rob Hopkins outlines in the chapter he has contributed, there is a rapidly spreading movement addressing these challenges, and it needs you.


About the Author

Shaun Chamberlin

Shaun Chamberlin is the founder of http://www.darkoptimism.org and has been involved with the Transition Network since its inception. He is also the TEQs Development Director at The Lean Economy Connection and a member of the Department of Energy and Climate Change's Personal Carbon Allowances Advisory Group, as well as a core member of Transition Town Kingston. ...

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