But it’s not just climate change that we’re on a collision course with. As Professor Albert Bartlett explains in The Most Important Video You’ll Ever See we’re in conflict with the exponential function. Thomas Malthus got it right, mathematics will win, it was just his timing that was off. This 32 minute video explains why.
There’s no tomorrow
Professor Albert Bartlett
“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”
“Can you think of any problem in any area of human endeavor on any scale, from microscopic to global, whose long-term solution is in any demonstrable way aided, assisted, or advanced by further increases in population, locally, nationally, or globally?”
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We’ve had a good look at climate change, now we’ll contemplate how we got into this mess. The biggest culprits are an economic system based upon debt and its requirement for continual growth fuelled mainly by burning stuff. Before we tackle those in detail we need to understand why continual growth on a finite planet is not only undesirable, It’s flat-out impossible.
The best man to do that is on One wild Kiwi’s next page: Professor Albert Bartlett and “The Most Important Video You’ll Ever See.”