Peak Oil threat to British Columbia's food supply, says report

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Climate Change and rising oil prices are a threat to ability of British Columbia to feed itself in the future, say scientists and planners. s Food Self-Reliance”, says that the area of farmland with access to irrigation in the province would have to increase by nearly 50 per cent by 2025 to provide a healthy diet for all British Columbians. We must make our changes and transition now to a world with less oil or even virtually no oil.

Voluntary poverty

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Voluntary poverty could very well save your life, but it is a hard sell by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Simple living can be comfortable, but are we ready to voluntarily seek out poverty just to survive after peak oil and other calamities that climate change and whatever else may bring? But whether we like it or not the path to voluntary poverty will have to be taken by us all in order to be able to cope with the inevitable coming of the peak oil and peak everything.

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Local Money, Local Industry, Local Food, Local Everything by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In order to transition successfully to a post-oil age world we must localize everything as much as possible. While total self-sufficiency is not ever going to be possible - as the American Indians a proof enough for none of their tribes and nations was totally self-sufficient - self-reliance is a different kettle of fish and should be attainable to a high degree.

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Survival vs Sustainable Living

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The Survival Handbook” really dealt with a kind of “back to the land” issues and self-sufficiency than the military-style “survival” and survival after a collapse of society, etc., Our greatest threat with regards to just such a collapse event is our economy going south, due to oil and gas running out. With the serious possibility and probability of Peak Oil being upon us soon or having arrived already we must change over to Sustainable Living anyway, whether we want to or not.

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How Resilient Are You?

The Green Changemakers

Nothing yields the high return for energy invested we got from the easy-to-reach oil fields we’ve already used up. Oil The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO) says peak oil is near—­when production begins an Irreversible decline, spelling the end of our oil-crazy culture. More Oil or Less Oil, We Have to Change Kelly Shea researched and designed this fact sheet for A Resilient Community , the Fall 2010 issue of YES!

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Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a New Economy

The Green Changemakers

Whether it was divine providence or just good luck, we should give thanks that financial collapse hit us before the worst of global warming and peak oil. We can revise trade agreements to affirm the responsibility of every nation to contribute to global economic security and stability by organizing for sustainable self-reliance in food and energy and managing its economy to keep imports and exports in balance. By David Korten Wall Street is bankrupt.

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