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Message from Australia: "It’s time that those who advocate economic growth derived from resource extraction and pollution … be the ones labeled wacky, loopy, irresponsible, divorced from reality or connected to the CIA."

It’s at times like the current environmental and climate change catastrophe that you realize just how deeply fearful and conservative people can be. For example, leading and well respected proponents of green economics and resilient society are still rabbiting on about how we can avoid rises of over 2°C by 2100.  Makes me want to scream… Then

Wealth & Natural Resource Supply Cross-Cross

Yep, as the rich get richer and the rest of us get poorer, GDP rises and our natural resources dwindle. Here’s a chart from the Demos think tank showing that: From Think Progress, where I found it: “A new report by the Demos think tank explains that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a poor measure of economic

The Linkage between Energy Use and Economic Growth

A new study published in the January issue of the journal BioScience has found a strong correlation between global energy use and economic growth. The research has led the authors to infer that energy use limits economic activity directly, and that an “enormous” increase in energy supply will be necessary to meet the demands of

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