Energy Crisis: Where’s The Energy Coming From?

World energy consumption is increasing by about 4% a year, or doubling every 15 years. Petroleum consumption is doubling every 10 years or so. Traditional sources of this energy cannot maintain this rate for very much longer. We shall quite simply use up all our available resources. The argument tends to hinge, therefore, around the … Read more

Food Crisis: Can The Earth Hold Up Much Longer?

Inevitably, inexorably, each question we ask leads on to the next in today’s world. The whole Affluence discussion involves presuppositions about growth in national economics. These in turn involve international economics. These inevitably throw up ultimate questions about how long we can maintain the growth patterns (which are resource-munching patterns), and still have any hopes … Read more