13 Aug '11, 2pm

Linear Resources + Exponential Demand

What most people don’t adequately factor in, including Grantham, is how classically similar to a “Malthusian crisis” our collision with the resource limits of the earth is. Our economy is having to adjust to the earth providing linear rates of supply to satisfy our built-in exponentially growing demand. What’s hidden from view is that nature has two ways to handle that classic crisis of natural limits. I have a good article on it in the current New European Economy , not from a political perspective, but from what I think is a genuinely enlightened natural science perspective. At the natural end of growth for emerging natural systems, they have built-in exponential demand meeting an environment providing linear supply. The response can be either “exhaustion & collapse”, or its “emergence” or “birth” as a new independent self-managing individual. When growth results in the ...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/13/linear-resou...

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