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David Fleming

Birthdate: 2. January 1940
Date of death: 29. November 2010

Dr David Fleming was a writer on environmental issues, based in London.

He was among the first to reveal the possibility of peak oil's approach and invented the influential TEQs scheme, designed to address this and climate change. He was also a significant figure in the development of the UK Green Party, the Transition Towns movement and the New Economics Foundation, as well as a Chairman of the Soil Association.

Alongside these roles, his wide-ranging independent analysis culminated in two critically acclaimed books, Lean Logic and Surviving the Future . A film about his perspective and legacy - The Sequel: What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilisation? - was released in 2019, directed by Peter William Armstrong.

Quotes David Fleming

„The claim that industrial agriculture is the only way of feeding a large population is about as scientific as a belief in Creationism - and far more damaging.“

—  David Fleming

Lean Logic, (2016), p. 164, entry on Food Prospects http://www.flemingpolicycentre.org.uk/lean-logic-surviving-the-future/

„Wisdom is intelligence drenched in culture.“

—  David Fleming

Lean Logic, (2016), p. 302, entry on Local Wisdom http://www.flemingpolicycentre.org.uk/lean-logic-surviving-the-future/

„Do nothing that matters without consulting a conversation.“

—  David Fleming

Lean Logic, (2016), p. 81, entry on Conversation http://www.flemingpolicycentre.org.uk/lean-logic-surviving-the-future/

„Large-scale problems do not require large-scale solutions; they require small-scale solutions within a large-scale framework.“

—  David Fleming

Energy and the Common Purpose, 3rd ed. (2007), p. 39 http://www.theleaneconomyconnection.net/downloads.html#TEQs

„Life-saving information tends to come in local dialects.“

—  David Fleming

Lean Logic, (2016), p. 191, entry on Harmless Lunatics http://www.flemingpolicycentre.org.uk/lean-logic-surviving-the-future/

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„Crime is valuable feedback about what childhood in a society means, about its education, economics and culture—about whether this is a society that works or not.“

—  David Fleming

Lean Logic, (2016), p. 276, entry on Lean Law and Order http://www.flemingpolicycentre.org.uk/lean-logic-surviving-the-future/

„Forward movement is not helpful if what is needed is a change of direction.“

—  David Fleming

Lean Logic, (2016), p. 216, entry on Ingenuity Gap http://www.flemingpolicycentre.org.uk/lean-logic-surviving-the-future/

„The study of economic lift-off is well developed; touch-down has not been considered. There is an asymmetry here which would invite comment if applied to aviation.“

—  David Fleming

Lean Logic, (2016), p. 473, entry on Touch-Down http://www.flemingpolicycentre.org.uk/lean-logic-surviving-the-future/

„The harder I work, the luckier I get.“

—  David Fleming

It was Thomas Jefferson who started the stream of variations on that theme. He should have added, 'The harder I work on one thing, the unluckier I get on all the other commitments I haven’t had time for'.
Lean Logic, (2016), p. 472, entry on Time Fallacies http://www.flemingpolicycentre.org.uk/lean-logic-surviving-the-future/

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