By Tim Garrett: The Global Economy, Heat Engines, and Economic Collapse

Thanks to Apneaman for bringing my attention to a new blog by Tim Garrett. Garrett is the most important and least recognized physicist in the world, having explained and quantified the relationship between energy consumption and economic wealth. You can find other work by Garrett that I’ve posted here. This most recent essay provides a nice … Continue reading “By Tim Garrett: The Global Economy, Heat Engines, and Economic Collapse”

By Tim Garrett: Linking Wealth, Energy Demand, CO2 and Climate Change

Tim Garrett is the scientist with the best understanding of the relationship between energy and the economy, which means he has the best understanding of what can and cannot be done to mitigate the climate change threat. Don’t take my word for this, read his papers and explore his site. As far as I can … Continue reading “By Tim Garrett: Linking Wealth, Energy Demand, CO2 and Climate Change”

Tim Garrett: On the Nature of Growth, and Our Special Place

This is a recent KKRN Community Radio interview with Tim Garrett, one of the scientists I respect the most. http://kkrn.org/broadcasts/1220 Garrett again explains his thermodynamic modeling of civilization and his conclusion that collapse is inevitable regardless of what we do. One comment in particular I found very insightful and I’ve not heard him make it in … Continue reading “Tim Garrett: On the Nature of Growth, and Our Special Place”

By Tim Garrett: Thermodynamics of the Economy (interviews and papers)

Tim Garrett is the most important and least recognized physicist on the planet because he discovered a theory that explains and quantifies the relationship between wealth and energy consumption. Here is Garrett’s home page with links to his papers: http://www.inscc.utah.edu/~tgarrett/Economics/Economics.html Here is a wikipedia page that explains his theory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrett_relation Here is a new interview … Continue reading “By Tim Garrett: Thermodynamics of the Economy (interviews and papers)”

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Start Here Welcome un-Denial Manifesto: Energy and Denial Why my interest in denial? Denial Theory (video version) Denial Theory (short version) By Alex Smith: Radio Ecoshock interview with Ajit Varki Darwin & Varki On Burning Carbon: The Case for Renaming GDP to GDB You know you are in trouble when… What would a wise society … Continue reading “Favorites”