Dibbing about in Donny…

Well,  It’s a new year and a new you. So hello to you !! After much ado this year that has kept us pretty busy we are officially launching the DUG network in the salutation inn on January the 24th at 7PM I’m sure your asking what the hell all this is about, so sit […]

MAKER SPACE

  or how I learned to stop worrying and just love stuff !! In 2012 we exported a lot of stuff. One direction, rain water into the north sea, British pride and the royals ( the Americans get that last one free to make up for 1776 ). But the export business started long before […]

Future scenario’s of an energy descent world part 4

And now for the final part of our series on security options for a post peak community…..   Establish Economic Security “Economic Security” in a Peak Oil context likely has a far different meaning than we currently understand it. Economics is the study of the intersection between psychology and resources, and we currently focus far […]

Future scenario’s of an energy descent world part 3

Following on from part 2 as it does, here is part 3 of our ongoing series……. 4. Internal Threats So if biker gangs, martial law, and foreign occupiers aren’t our greatest security threats, what is our greatest risk? In short, crime. This is not a trivial threat. Consider the number of neighbours or relatives you […]

Future scenario’s of an energy descent world part 2

Here is the second instalment in our ongoing series of articles dealing with possible security issue’s in a post energy world… 2. Foreign Invaders Although the United Kingdom is currently bogged down in foreign wars, many within and without the U.K. military predict that the U.K. will soon face the threat of another peer competitor […]

Future scenario’s of an energy descent world

The transition town model has a big weakness. Whilst it covers most aspects of providing resources for its members in a post peak/low energy future it hasn’t sufficiently dealt with the aspect of keeping what you have when faced with people who are willing to take it from you. This article is an attempt to […]

Who to blame….

This is so true that it puts even David Cameron and his cronies to shame. How Wasteful the Older Generation Was. In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained, […]

Tighter oil supplies in 2012 ??

Here’s an interesting article from oil-price.net. It’s a pretty good little site I use to monitor the oil price now and again and they have some good articles about issues in the oil industry. Basically they are saying that in the next few months an increase in demand will push the price of oil up […]

It’s a new dawn in the North….Or it could be……

Hello Everyone, I’m angry oh so very angry today. So I’ll start by apologising for the rant that’s to come. So what has awakened my ire ? Well its two articles in Fridays mirror. Not a newspaper i read a lot but at least it assumes its readers can actually read which is lot more […]

More Mushrooms ! An interview with Paul staments

Hi folks, here is an interview with Paul Staments. It’s a bit long but funny in places so well worth taking the time to read. It may just change the way you view the planet we live with….. What is fungal intelligence? Paul Staments, the “Mycelium Messenger” reveals the great ecological purpose of mycelium – […]