Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Arithmetic, Population and Energy

I was convinced about peak oil by several researchers, but not least of all Dr Albert Bartlett, with his now famous You Tube video, on doubling time:


I highly recommend you watch all 8 parts, and try to wrap your head around it, as I did. It also perfectly explains compound interest, which explains the global debt problem too. In fact, it explains 'peak everything'. Maths has the answers.

Here, he gives a similar interview, but explains it in simple terms which should have everyone sitting up and taking note, as the title should shock us all:

Arithmetic, Population and Energy -- a talk by Dr. Albert Bartlett on the impossibility of exponential growth on a finite planet:


It is necessary here to understand the word 'impossibility'.

Dr Bartlett's bio:


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