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31 Jan 2007

Vandana Shiva has the last word on the Doomer/Powerdown Debate…

shiva2At great risk of opening up the whole issue again, I wanted to share a quote with you from Vandana’s talk at the Soil Association conference that for me summed up the whole doomer/powerdown debate that was flying around on **Transition Culture**, the ever-indispensible Energy Bulletin and other places recently. In response to a question during the debate of which she was a part, she said **”the uncertainty of our times is no reason to be certain about hopelessness”**. I think that in those thirteen words she summarised everything I had been trying to say in the various pieces I wrote on the subject. I’ll leave it at that. Just for the record, if I have a headstone when I shuffle off this mortal coil, I would like that written on it.

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[…] Thanks to Rob over at, I get to hear this pronouncement from a woman I deeply admire, Ms. Vandana Shiva: The uncertainty of our times is no reason to be certain about hopelessness. […]