Thanks to my brother, I’ve been introduced to Muse.
Night 2 at the O2 Arena, London.
Muse performing ‘Unsustainable’.
All natural and technological processes proceed in such a way that the availability of the remaining energy decreases.
In all energy exchanges, if no energy enters or leaves an isolated system, the entropy of that system increases.
Energy continuously flows from being concentrated, to becoming dispersed, spread out, wasted and useless.
New energy cannot be created and high grade energy is being destroyed.
An economy based on endless growth is
The fundamental laws of thermodynamics will place fixed limits on technological innovation and human advancement.
In an isolated system the entropy can only increase.
A species set on endless growth is
Somehow I don’t think that light show — not to mention the transport fuel used to get the crowd there — was generated by renewable energy.
In other news, I’ve just supported the Ginkgo umbrella at indiegogo, and am looking forward to receiving my very own 100% recyclable Ginkgo before long. Well, before the Autumn rains, I hope.
Supply Shock debunks the widely accepted myths held by politicians, economists, and Wall Street that limitless economic expansion is the Holy Grail, and that there is no conflict between growing the economy and protecting the environment. We are in fact navigating the end of the era of economic growth, and the only sustainable alternative is the development of a steady state economy.
Supply Shock leaves no doubt that the biggest idea of the twentieth century—economic growth—has become the biggest problem of the twenty-first. Required reading for anyone concerned about the world our children and grandchildren will inherit, this landmark work lays a solid foundation for a new economic model, perhaps in time for preventing global catastrophes; certainly in time for lessening the damages.
The first US$5,000 in royalties on the sales of ‘Supply Shock’ go to support the work of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE), AKA (also known as) steadystate.org.
Remember: you first read about it here! — or, maybe, you first read about it, um, somewhere else… 😉