Off topic: Arithmetic, Population and Energy - a talk by Al Bartlett
Thread poster: Lutz Molderings
| 'The Limits to Growth' and 'Sustainability' || Jul 31, 2009 |
Lutz Molderings wrote:
A lot of you have probably already heard of Professor Al Bartlett and his celebrated lecture: Arithmetic, Population and Energy
Maybe we can kick off a discussion about his arguments.
I find this topic very interesting.
[ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Bartlett Bartlett is a modern-day Malthusian. ... Professor Bartlett often explains how sustainable growth is an oxymoron. He ... promotes sustainable living. ]
Hello Lutz. Is it something like 'The Limits to Growth'? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Limits_to_Growth The Limits to Growth is a 1972 book modeling the consequences of a rapidly growing world population and finite resource supplies ... We have had an interesting time translating 'sustainability' in the Chinese Community as the 'growth paradigm' of a developing country meets a Western 'environmentalist' one. (At least that is my take on it) Lesley
[Edited at 2009-07-31 05:19 GMT]
| The China scene || Aug 1, 2009 |
Hello again Lutz.
1 Perhaps you might be interested in the course outline from a book for secondary school geography students in China in 1984. I guess these are all key issues for many countries.
2 From a recent article, it appears that China may be relaxing its family-planning policies in certain regions which have an aging population.
[ 1 Man and the Geographic Environmment:
Chapter 1 Natural resources and their conservation
Chapter 2 Energy resources and their utilisation
Chapter 3 Agricultural production and the grain issue
Chapter 4 Industrial production and the distribution of industry
Chapter 5 Population and cities
Chapter 6 Mankind and the environment
(translated from: Beijing Educational Institute Education Research Department, Beijing City Middle Schools Geography Revision Educational Reference Book, Beijing Publishing House, Beijing, 1984)
2 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/24/shanghai-second-baby-family-planning ]
[Edited at 2009-08-01 11:22 GMT]
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Arithmetic, Population and Energy - a talk by Al Bartlett
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