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Transition Culture

David Nobbs is a writer, mostly of novels, of which he has done over 20.  He has also written for television, most famously The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin and A Bit of a Do.  He is soon to turn 80 but is still working full time, and lives in Harrogate in Yorkshire.  He recently...


This is the time for our species to “turn 21”: to transition from adolescence to responsible adulthood as citizens of the planet, before we destroy our own future.

Transition Voice

Somerville, Mass., near Boston, is lively but crowded. Photo: Matt Chan/Flickr. My wife Sarah and I are moving to Vermont. I’ve been studying climate change and its interconnected problems for a year, and my research has brought me to the conclusion that a time of tremendous scarcity and...