Item of General Interest
I put up a review of Ugo Bardi's new book Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet on Amazon.
I will be speaking at a conference on oil limits at the UNED Center in Barbastro (Huesca, Spain) on October 9-10. My time slot (including Q/A) is 75 minutes. All sessions will be simultaneously translated into English and Spanish.
Tag Archives: recession
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We live in a finite world. Clearly, a finite world has limits of many kinds. Yet economists and other researchers use models that assume that these limits are unimportant for the foreseeable future. They have certainly not stopped to think that … Continue reading