07 Aug '11, 6pm

#peakoil Richard Heinberg and the limits to growth: If the end of growth started in 2008, as…

A recent video, scripted and narrated by Richard Heinberg and based on his book "The End of Growth " Heinberg's thesis is that the end of growth has started in 2008 and that the so called "recovery" is only a sleight of hand to mask, for a while, the unavoidable decline. Among many interesting considerations, the video contains a reference to the 1972 book "The Limits to Growth" (see it at minute 2.10) which is described as having been "attacked by mainstream economists using nasty rhetorical tricks. " It seems that we are seeing, finally, the gradual death of the old legend that has that "The Limits to Growth" was just a set of "wrong predictions" invented by a group of lunatic scientists. We are beginning to understand that the study never made the mistakes that critics attributed to it; it is only the result of those "nasty rhetorical tricks" played out in the 1970s and...

Full article: http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2011-08-07/richard-...

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