The Energy Cliff is a key concept in ecological economics. Should we understand this Cliff as both a mathematical ratio and a historical reality?
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David Fridley and Richard Heinberg present on our energy future.
The 20th century fossil-fueled economic growth spurt happened not because the energy industry created many jobs, but because it created very few jobs.
Wage inequality is really a sign of a deeper problem; basically it reflects an economic system that is not growing rapidly enough to satisfy everyone.
Africa has within its reach a future that creates a homegrown, robust, clean energy economy that keeps jobs and money on the continent.
During the Paris climate talks, one leading scientist says the fundamentals of the whole process is "wildly optimistic". It starts with climate models that assume too much, spills into unreal scientific advice, and ends with rosy media reports saying we can keep on growing without …
As a child of the 1950s I grew up immersed in a near-universal expectation of progress.
In short, we need fossil fuels to go away, but in a measured and predictable way.
Industrial civilization and its fossil fuels have allowed for a lacksadaisy modern way of life that places an overwhelmingly stronger inclination on the various guises of narcissism than on genuine civic participation, leading to a crisis of democracy.
How we use energy is as important as how we get it.