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November 11, 2015 – 9:45 am

Why did behaviorally modern humans and no other multicellular species in the history of the Earth gain the capacity to transform an entire planet? Biology alone cannot explain this – Homo sapiens is just another …

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Malthus is still wrong: energetic limits to human systems

January 27, 2011 – 4:48 pm
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“Large amounts of energy will be required to fuel economic growth, increase standards of living, and lift developing nations out of poverty.” (Brown et al., 2011; see Figure at left).
A key message from Brown et …

The costs of carbon

January 16, 2009 – 9:44 am
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What is the best way to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere?
We all know that reducing global warming will require reducing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. But there are so many …

Biofuels and other grand failures of thinking locally

October 15, 2008 – 1:50 am
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Biofuels started off with such good intentions – energy self-sufficiency, reversing global warming and being green. Yet biofuels are now being blamed for creating much bigger problems than they ever would have solved. How did …