He has replied that he will be happy to do so, naming the work of several New Era members well-known to him and ending:
“I’m happy to be associated with you all.”
See his website: “Dark Optimism – a better future for a troubled world – works with a wide range of colleagues and collaborators, specialising in uncovering the underlying fundamentals in the areas we study. This has led our work together to date to focus on energy and the environment, the two crucial areas without which all others are unable to function.
”We are unashamedly positive about what kind of a world humanity could create, and unashamedly realistic about how far we are from creating it today. Out of this viewpoint comes a firm determination to do what we can to create the world we believe everyone wants to live in – one which is peaceful and creative, resilient and exciting, and one in which we all have the opportunity to live a fulfilling life.
“Dark Optimism’s intellectual independence is essential to our work. As a non-profit-making entity we are happy to work with commercial and governmental interests towards common goals, but we will not compromise our integrity.”
It describes four possible scenarios for the UK and world over the next twenty years, ranging from Denial, in which we reap the consequences of failing to acknowledge and respond to our environmental challenges, to the Transition Vision, in which we shift our cultural assumptions to fit our circumstances and move into a more fulfilling, lower-energy world.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE:
- The causes of the problem
- The scale of the problem
- Climate feedbacks
- Fossil fuel depletion rates
- The viability of alternative energy sources
- The viability of demand reduction
Energy Supply and Peak Oil
Not to be missed: on the site’s Projects page, news of Shaun working with Mark Boyle to set up a Moneyless village . . .