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It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion — and only 200 years to reach 7 billion.
Professor Albert Bartlett famously said: The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. A short while ago I published a wibblette that tried to explain the exponential function. Dr Bob Rich added a … Continue reading
Professor Albert Bartlett famously said: The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. One of the reasons that this is a ‘shortcoming’ is simply that the term ‘exponential function‘ is obscure to many. … Continue reading
Gail at Wit’s End pointed me in the direction of the following documentary (thanks, Gail). I highly recommend watching it. It’s in five parts, totalling just over an hour. The human project over the course of this coming century is … Continue reading
Today is Earth Overshoot Day. As of now, humanity is in ecological overdraft for the year, according to Global Footprint Network. In approximately nine months, we have already demanded a level of ecological services equivalent to what the planet can … Continue reading
Phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed will allow Earth’s biosphere to return to good health. Crowded conditions and resource shortages will improve as we become less dense.* “May we live long and die out” find out … Continue reading
This is one of those videos I keep coming back to. Each time I watch it, I find that it’s easier to understand. Greg Craven (of manpollo.org and gregcraven.org) uploaded the playlist of all eight short videos comprising in total … Continue reading