Over 200,000 International Readers have engaged our periodic insights plus the regular curated digest of research, commentary and ideas from top global investors, economists, scientists, experts and media; focusing on Humanity's "BIG 7 Es" as they pertain to economics, investing and wealth concepts. Meshing to create an existential approach in these subjects that aims to fully embed and recognize physical and scientific constraints.
The republished blog by GROWTHBUSTERS,
together with our comments dated March 12, 2012, highlight the constraining
realities of human existence.Shared beliefs
in the mathematical observations and conclusions in the blog, and namely those
of the highly regarded physics professor; Dr. Al Bartlett, remain of the highest
importance to the human condition; albeit, they are placed at the lowest level
of priority by governing entities reflecting a madness of these authorities,
institutions and economists who are collectively placing the future of the
human experiment in great short-term peril.
A condition that may or may
not be reversible...
As our added comments go on
to reflect, it is existentially obvious that extinction is definitely in the
cards; it is mathematically and physically impossible to avoid, - But why? But
why race towards it with a blind passion when longer more and more sustainable
journeys are possible. Clearly there is a dysfunction that exists in human
cognition that cannot grasp matters that are so utterly apparent. Matters that
will painfully abort our future well before its time and full potential are attained.
No greater or grimmer loss can be imagined. None ever.
So again please pay close
attention to Dr. Bartlett’s profound observations and conclusions; apply there
meanings to your life, our lives and that of future generations. How long we
exist remains as an elusive answer for destiny to reveal, but that should not
dissuade us from embracing an integrity,
responsibility and positive accountability to sustaining our existence for as
long as possible. And perhaps then we may come to know that no further answers
LIMITS TO GROWTH – BACTERIA IN A BOTTLE (Watch Video)
March 11, 2012
Retired physics professor Al Bartlett (to whom theGrowthBusters movie was dedicated), is world famous
both for hisLaws Related to Sustainabilityand his lecture about exponential
growth. Audiences frequently tell me this segment from GrowthBusters is
one of the most powerful. Share it with your lab partners (for the experiment
we’re starting tomorrow, see below). And share it with everyone who needs to
grasp this concept.
We’re one day away from launching ourLimits to Growth40th anniversary campaign. Be sure to
check back tomorrow (subscribe to this blog at the right to be sure you don’t
miss it). That’s also when you’ll start your exponential growth
demonstration/experiment, so be sure you’ve got the supplies ready (seeyesterday’s post).
You’re invited to share your experiment experience with us as you go along
(written comments, photos, even video), so consider chronicling your progress
in one or more of these ways.
Exponential growth is an important concept for us all to
grasp. Once world leaders and their economic advisors really understand it,
public policy will shift in a much wiser and more sustainable direction.
Exponential growth is the reason we get curves shaped like hockey sticks.
Today’s 1% annual global population growth rate may seem modest to you. But,
thanks to the power of compounding, a population growing 1% each year will
double in 70 years, quadruple in 140 years, and octuple 70 years after that.
3% Annual Economic Growth
This math frequently comes up
when we’re talking about population. But when the subject is economic growth –
not so much. InGrowthBustersI point out an economy growing at a
fairly typical 3% annual rate will be one billion times its current size in
just 720 years. The graphic above shows just the beginning of a curve that
turns into the hockey stick from hell.
You can also follow along
on facebook as we perform this experiment
and honor Limits to Growth on its 40th anniversary.
Dave Gardner Film maker
Dave Gardner is the
director of the new documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked onGrowth, which uncovers the cultural forces that keep us pursuing
growth in the face of overwhelming evidence we’ve outgrown the planet.
under the conditions of permission provided including required links.
First Financial Insights Comments
– March 12, 2012
The 18th Sustainability Law; while true, could also entail
the existential reality, that in all probability, human extinction WILL OCCUR
sooner or later. Our collective actions contribute to whether this final event
is reached rapidly or slowly
This leads to a philosophical
question as to whether the human species roaming this planet for 250,000 or 300
million years really matters against the time clock of infinity and relevance
of the universe? Considering further that even 300 million years against such
measures may be illustrated as a mere drop in the ocean of time.
For certain many more questions,
thoughts and possibilities may be drawn from this assertion of inevitable
extinction. And could perhaps go on forever?