Gaia's Limits

Gaia's Limits

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This illustrated essay concerns sustainability. Its simple thesis is that trees do not grow to the sky. Basic facts are used to figure Eartha€™s human carrying capacity. Soft food and hard petroleum limits are reached within present lifetimes. Liquifying other fossil fuels and biofuels cannot make up for future petroleum shortfalls given a world population at sustainable food limits, with present GDP levels. The issue is not yet addressed by public policy, although more serious and sooner than climate change.This essay arose out of concernabout sustainability. ... In Novemberithostedthe Durban Climate Change Conference ina renewedeffort to limit fossilfuels to slow global ... There are simple ways to prevent inevitable future limits from Preface.

Title:Gaia's Limits
Author:Rud Istvan
Publisher:Strategic Book Publishing - 2012-07-10


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