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Mind-blowing video on sustainability with oil, gas, coal, etc

 
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I was really surprised by this video. This professor is so brilliant at making this easy to understand.

I hope others will watch it too.

This video has 8 parts. Each is about 10 min

Dr. Albert A. Bartlett's presentation on "Arithmetic, Population, and Energy.


 
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I saw that years ago, really brings the message home! It's amazing how many don't get that infinite growth is literally impossible.
 
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I wish we could make this video more viral. I'd love to see the PERMIES newsletter talk about it and also Geoff Lawton in his newsletter.

He really makes the math easy to break down and understand. He makes it easy to see when "experts" are lying. It makes it easy to figure out if politicians are telling the truth.

It would also change the way we think about growth, oil, coal, etc.

The info on ethanol was also shocking.

Thanks so much for the reply. So glad that someone else found it mind blowing.
 
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The Crash Course is better.  And more recent.
 
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Creighton Samuiels wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYyugz5wcrI

The Crash Course is better.  And more recent.



It is also based upon the work of Prof. Albert Bartlett who is speaking in the first video. While indeed the video you posted might be more visually appealing with nice graphics and cuts to video to illustrate the points etc... and Bartlett's presentation might be rather dated in it's less glossy presentation and more monotone speaking.

It is however also rather important to recognize and even listen to the work of the older presentation to realize this has been warned about for a long time.

But then so it is also important to view the newer video with a more up to date set of info. A lot of new info can be added to the issue after 20 yrs. An update was indeed needed not just for new info but to wake the sleeping masses who seem to not have heard it the first time around.
 
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Any system that is dependent on 'growth' is suspect and that includes supposed green tech sustainable systems.

Teslas, Prius's, etc are not sustainable. They depend on a power plant to be charged.

Even composting has a limit, as the prime mover is only laid down 1.4kw/hr/m^2 (the sun).

This very website makes the case that the ole filament bulb is more 'green' than CFL's.

As always choose wisely.
 
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Of course one thing both of those videos have against them is they are long (taking into account the OP's is 8 videos long). These days people tend to tune out if anything is over 10 min.


So here is another way to help spread the message

 
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