Shaun Chamberlin is one of those rare people who combines a deep and
detailed knowledge of his subject, a strong passion for it and the
ability to write about it in a readable and accessible style... This is
the state of the art report on the two big challenges facing us, with
their awesome complexity cut down to crystal clarity. I would urge
everyone who cares about the future of the planet to read it.
- Patrick Whitefield, Permaculture Magazine, Summer 2009
While definitely focused on empowering the community rather than the
policy makers, this book is much more than a folksy agenda for comfort
in the crisis. It is a serious plan to reconstruct society in the light
of ecological and energetic realities, informed by the best evidence
about the vortex of forces influencing the global crisis.
- David Holmgren, co-originator of the Permaculture concept
There is obviously no single, magic bullet solution to climate change.
But if I was forced to choose one - our best hope of averting the
crisis - it would definitely be Transition Towns.
- Franny Armstrong, director of the film The Age of Stupid
So here it is: the map and timeline of how to save our world and
ourselves. Whether we WILL take up these suggestions as scheduled is a
question for the cynics and dreamers to debate. For us realists, the
only relevant questions are: Where do we start?, and, Will you join us?
- Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, and
author of eight books, including The Party’s Over and Peak Everything