Over two-thirds of the British public want all British troops withdrawn from Afghanistan within 12 months, according to a new BBC poll. Meanwhile, five million Afghans are facing a winter of starvation because of “donor fatigue”.
Rob Hopkins is a permaculture teacher. He catalysed the Transition Town movement when he set his students a project to design an energy descent plan: a timetabled strategy for weaning a town off fossil fuels. We must all engage with the debate and action on how we respond to peak oil and climate change.
Here we are, in a world of financial and economic pain, with millions of people around the world facing unemployment, reduced pensions, and reduced incomes, all because of the “credit crunch” – and most of us are still in the dark as to h