We are facing a multitude of crises at this time.
War, austerity, climate change, environmental disaster…the list goes on.
Each month seems to bring a stronger cumulative effect in how we are perceiving the world around us…many feel threatened and some even feel doomed.
It has been quite some time now since the cost of petrol at the pump has dropped, in fact the opposite has happened, as the cost has climbed steadily, week on week.
This tells us, in no uncertain terms, that we have reached Peak oil and there will never again be affordable car travel for the masses.
This is difficult to take on board, as we see more and more new cars on the road, but that too should sound the warning bells, for it means that the reality of the problem is not being faced up to!
Even governments are pushing car sales with various trade-in offers every so often!
Reaching Peak oil has serious knock-on effects for us all.
Everything we buy is predicated on oil in some way or another, some direct, most indirectly.
Most food production is reliant upon oil and artificial fertilizers.
Our lives are based upon consumptive behaviour.
Our society has been degraded by our inherent need for more!
Considering the implementation of serious lifestyle changes will be the only beneficial way of getting to higher ground to face the storms ahead.
Higher ground in terms of sustainable living and building community.
If there is madness, mayhem and destruction in the world, we have to own it before we can begin to bring change.
The best, most enduring change happens slowly, building upon small changes.
I urge each and every one of you to consider small changes you can implement in your lives, homes, community, workplace…just wherever one can do it, get on and do it!
Waiting for our governments to act is really a waste of time…they are trapped in the paradigm of economic growth on a finite planet!
Please, empower yourself and others to begin the shift to a world where we are not killing and warring for what little resources remain!
Our earth is abundant and capable of working with us in an interactive, not extractive, way.
The future belongs to the children whose faces we will never see…keep them in mind in all we do!
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