Item of General Interest
I added three items to the Presentations/ Podcast page:
1. A link to a write-up and interview on Nov. 12 on NewsMax TV with Ed Berliner regarding the US-China Climate Accord.
2. A video discussion that I participated in on November 9 on Low Oil Prices with Doomstead Diner folks, plus Ugo Bardi, and Steve Ludlum (aka "Steve from Virginia").
3. A PDF version of my presentation at the UNED Conference in Barbastro, Spain on October 10. It was called, "Energy and the Economy: Twelve Basic Principles in a Finite World."
Tag Archives: population
Humans live in equilibrium with other species in a finite world. In such a world, there is never really a Steady State. Instead, there is a constant ebb and flow. For a while, one species may be dominant in an … Continue reading
The tie between energy supply, population, and the economy goes back to the hunter-gatherer period. Hunter-gatherers managed to multiply their population at least 4-fold, and perhaps by as much as 25-fold, by using energy techniques which allowed them to expand … Continue reading
We talk about the possibility of reducing fossil fuel use by 80% by 2050 and ramping up renewables at the same time, to help prevent climate change. If we did this, what would such a change mean for GDP, based … Continue reading
There are seven billion people on earth now. I originally thought that the primary reason for the recent human population explosion was that fossil fuels enabled a larger food supply and better medicine, and thus a higher population. While the … Continue reading
This is a guest post by Dr. Gary Peters, author of Population Geography. The United Nations warned recently that the global consumption of natural resources could almost triple to 140 billion tons a year by 2050 unless nations take drastic … Continue reading