Arithmetic, Population, and Energy: A Tribute to Dr. Albert A. “Al” Bartlett, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado at Boulder
As Al Bartlett nears the end of his life, I wish to honor him with this posting.
If you have not already encountered the indomitable teachings of physics professor Bartlett on the arithmetic of human population, or in his classes, below are some quotes from his work, a link to his first and most important contribution, and a few additional links.
I encourage you to share this posting and his teachings with anyone you think might be receptive and who might not already know of his work.
Text: Can you think of any problem in any area of human endeavor on any scale, from microscopic to global, whose long-term solution is in any demonstrable way aided, assisted, or advanced by further increases in population, locally, nationally, or globally?
The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.