Tag Archives: population

Understanding the exponential function

Professor Albert Bartlett famously said: The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. One of the reasons that this is a ‘shortcoming’ is simply that the term ‘exponential function‘ is obscure to many. … Continue reading

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The Great Squeeze

Gail at Wit’s End pointed me in the direction of the following documentary (thanks, Gail). I highly recommend watching it. It’s in five parts, totalling just over an hour. The human project over the course of this coming century is … Continue reading

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Earth Overshoot Day: 27 September 2011 (today)

Today is Earth Overshoot Day. As of now, humanity is in ecological overdraft for the year, according to Global Footprint Network. In approximately nine months, we have already demanded a level of ecological services equivalent to what the planet can … Continue reading

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Thank you for not breeding

Phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed will allow Earth’s biosphere to return to good health. Crowded conditions and resource shortages will improve as we become less dense.* “May we live long and die out” find out … Continue reading

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“Arithmetic, population and energy” by Dr Albert A Bartlett

This is one of those videos I keep coming back to. Each time I watch it, I find that it’s easier to understand. Greg Craven (of manpollo.org and gregcraven.org) uploaded the playlist of all eight short videos comprising in total … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Overshoot Day!

Celebrate, much?

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