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11 Nov 2011

A Story of Transition in 10 Objects: Number 7. A Transition Streets workbook

Here is the next in our short series of films showcasing some of the stories that can be found in ‘The Transition Companion’.  I hope you enjoy it…

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7 Comments

Alan Brown
11 Nov 1:32pm

Should the title to this article be T-Tog or T-Streets ? There’s a little confusion here. This is a T-Tog workbook is it not ?.. Sorry to be picky.

Rob
11 Nov 2:31pm

Hi Alan. The idea now is I think that it is all being referred to as Transition Streets, as it was all getting a bit confusing with 2 names!

Alan Brown
11 Nov 2:34pm

thanks for clarity Rob.

Fiona
11 Nov 2:47pm

Yes that’s right, it’s just Transition Streets from now on. If anyone wants to find out how to get a copy of the workbook, or get some help with starting up your own version of this project where you live, then please see here
http://www.transitiontogether.org.uk/not-from-Totnes

Thanks, Fiona

Rob
11 Nov 2:50pm

Thanks Fi

Steven Earl Salmony
12 Nov 2:34pm

We face a culture of silence with regard to the growth of the human population on Earth. As a consequence, a colossal, human-induced tragedy is being precipitated in our time. But this is not the whole problem being utterly avoided. Even among top-rank scientists with appropriate expertise, extant scientific research of human population dynamics and overpopulation is being willfully ignored. Attractive preternatural thought and specious ideologically-driven theory by non-scientists, namely demographers and economists, about the nature of the human population have been widely shared and consensually validated in the mainstream media during my lifetime. This unscientific thought and theory is not only misleading but also directly contradicted by scientific evidence toward which first-class scientists have “turned a blind eye” for way too long. That is to say we have two challenges to confront and ovecome. The first is the culture of silence. The second is the deliberate collusion within a sub-culture of experts who have determined not to acknowledge, examine and report on vital scientific research. Some scientists have referred to “the first challenge” as revealing the facts of “the last taboo”. What I am asking scientists to do is address “the last of the last taboos” by reviewing and reporting findings of unchallenged scientific research of human population dynamics from two outstanding scientists, Hopfenberg and Pimentel(2001), Hopfenberg(2003, 2009). At least to me, it appears the denial of the population issue by people everywhere and the denial of scientific research of human population dynamics/overpopulation by scientists with adequate expertise have resulted in a betrayal of humanity and science itself. This failure of intellectual honesty and moral courage among so many so-called experts with responsibilities to assume and duties to perform is as unfortunate as it is unprecedented. A good enough future for children everywhere appears to be at risk on our watch and we are bearing witness now and here, I suppose, to the way silence ‘kills’ the world.

sue lines
30 Nov 11:15am

But how to get this onto public agendas without the usual cries from developing countries about unfairness and an understandable but unhelpful refusal to take lessons form the developed Western world. Plus the the impenetrable positions of the religious. I see no way through.