There must be something about Peak Oil catching the attention of people right now - Episode 2 of the BBC's gripping drama series, Spooks on Wednesday was all about the threat of societal collapse caused by an interruption to oil supplies. Thrilling stuff, and I have to say, watching it with "transition eyes" was an unexpected added pleasure.
To make sure all this disaster was starting to get me down, I found plenty of powerfully positive stuff to keep me going! Duncan Green is Head of Research for Oxfam GB and writes the excellent From Poverty to Power blog for Oxfam (as well as a book of the same name). On Thursday, he wrote about resilience in the context of resilience from global economic shocks, but his views hold lots of truths relevant to transition - one of the key things he points out is the need to develop "Social capital (family networks, social organizations, faith/religion)". Sounds a lot like Transition to me.
And finally, I found a wonderful analogy for our collective journey. John Manoochehri, writing for the BBC News' Green Room blog calls for the spirit of epic adventure in tackling all that climate change may throw at us. Stirring stuff indeed!