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Dick McManus
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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I live just south of Silver Lake in Everett,WA
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RunningOnEmptyDemocratCaucusWA/
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
Joining the ROE caucuses
We have started a Running on Empty (ROE) caucus of Washington State Democrats . We have also started a national ROE caucus. The goal of this caucus is to bring more emphasis by our Party to the coming end of cheap oil and natural gas which will result in an extreme disaster.

To become a member of our caucus we require some more information from you. If you agree or basically agree with the following statements and you are a Democrat, then we will accept you into our caucus.



1. There are no sustainable energy sources that will rescue us at our current population levels.

2. Population reduction must be a part of any plan to rationally deal with peak oil (the end of cheap oil, natural gas, and coal), global climate change, biological/species decline, and natural resource depletion.

3. Global climate change will only be mitigated with extremely stringent emissions policies that reduce consumption rates and this must be done before fossil fuels are depleted.

4. Absent immediate attention to peak oil, our government and/or political system have no chance whatsoever to react soon enough to help us.

Books about Problem(s)

Richard Heinberg The Party's Over
Richard Heinberg Power down
James Kunstler The Long Emergency
Thom Hartmann Unequal Protection
David Korten Agenda for a New Economy
Please note that you do not have to answer all of the above questions in order to join, and you can always come back later to edit your profile. If it's all too many questions for now, please provide a short answer below on why you'd like to join this site (or a summary of the above, if answered).
from my network of friends who, like me, knew about peak oil.

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