The Peak Oil story we have been told is wrong. The collapse in oil production comes from oil prices that are too low, not too high.
Articles: limits to growth (131)
Recently a friend asked me what I thought about Bernie Sanders, especially with issues of sustainability in mind. This is my answer.
The 1972 book, Limits to Growth, is the best-selling environmental book of all time, and deservedly so.
One of the great economists of the twentieth century had the misfortune of publishing his magnum opus, The Great Transformation, in 1944, months before the inauguration of a new era of postwar economic growth and consumer culture.
Technocornucopians see the world of the future as a great 3D printer with an unlimited supply reservoir.
Anyone with any sense for global economic trends ought to be worried. The signs are everywhere of a serious deflationary crisis.
As I learned in graduate-school, the legitimate fear of change and the unknown expressed in each case is, more significantly, working at the same time to protect some form of unacknowledged and unseen privilege.
In 2015, 13 August is Earth Overshoot Day. The day marks the estimated calendar date when humanity’s demand on the planet’s ecological services (which produce renewable resources and assimilate wastes) outstrips what the Earth can supply
Many people think that advocating a steady-state economy is like wishing for a miracle. I understand their reasoning and take their point—in the present era of growthism it does seem rather like advocating a miracle.
Is degrowth only conceivable in the context of “oversaturated” industrial societies while the global “South” remains dependent on growth?