Monday, January 18, 2010

Arithmetic, Population, and Energy (Part 1 of 8)



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8 comments:

  1. The planet can not keep up. The resources that we are using and abusing are finite. Nothing lasts for ever.

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  2. i watched the whole series, and even though my understanding of exponential growth was good to begin with, it was a excellent review...what it means in simple applicable terms is that with china growing at 9% a year, their resouce needs will quadruple in 16 years...

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  3. To me this can only mean that something drastic will happen in the next 8 years. And it will not be pretty. Maybe there is something behind the 12/21/2012 realignment thing. LOL.

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  4. RJS-I was NOT good with Math, but have a whole new understanding of exponential now-- In other words, we are screwed.

    (So can we all just go with the whole right hand column then? You know- party like rockstars, drink, smoke, avoid all safety measures.... and use lots of condoms cos that whole abstinence thing.... :(

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  5. Nadine, whatever lifestyle changes you'd want to make knowing what you now know about what they call "growth" is entirely up to you; far be it for me to tell you how to live your life...just make the most of it...

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  6. :D Will do, RJ-- In fact, I started last summer-- figured I'd better make the best of whatever time we all have left ;) However I must make it known that we really do need more intelligent ppl breeding offspring-- I, however, have done my part- 4 intelligent sons- partying like a rock star appeals greatly ;) :D:D:D

    Nice to be back :)

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  7. maybe your boys ought to watch these videos; after all, its their future...the message is pretty simple, really: growth that cant continue, wont...

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