16 Jun 2009
Future Scenarios by David Holmgren, bases itself on the premise thatthe two issues are interrelated and need to be considered together ifwe are to find our way to a sustainable future.
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Climate change and the peaking of global oil, both pose unprecedented challenges for humanity. Future Scenarios by David Holmgren, bases itself on the premise that the two issues are interrelated and need to be considered together if we are to find our way to a sustainable future.
David Holmgren is a futurist and co-founder of the Permaculture concept ñ a design system for sustainable land use and living that has spread around the world. Drawing upon his pioneering practice in this field, David takes an astute look at the evidence for the possibilities ahead and places our situation in the context of natural and cultural evolutionary cycles.
Future Scenarios considers the main directions which civilisation might now take ñ from being saved by technology through to collapse. From this spectrum, energy descent’ is revealed as a positive and potentially inevitable route if we are to avoid breakdown. Reflecting the notions upon which the Transition Movement is based, this involves creating resilient and sustainable local communities.
David’s book explores different energy descent’ scenarios with a concise and integrated approach. It also proposes viable options for a prosperous future based on limited resources, which is ultimately inspiring. ‘During periods of ecological and cultural chaos, small groups of people have been instrumental in these transitions.’
Buy This Book
Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt
to Peak Oil and Climate Change
by David Holmgren
Price £9.95, ISBN: 9781900322508
Published by Green Books, Foxhole, Dartington,
Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EB
Tel: +44 (0)1803 863260
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