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Resilience is our ability to carry on in the face of changes. We expect big changes because of peak oil and climate change, both locally and to the world economy. We expect oil to become very expensive, and so transport will be expensive.

To become more resilient, we need to depend less on what is happening elsewhere, so that we are more self-sufficient. We need to grow more of our food locally, have our own sources of energy and produce essential goods locally. The more locally we can do these things, the more resilient we shall be.