The Collapsing Bubble: Growth and Fossil Energy

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Seven Locks Press, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 74 pages
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A courageous look at the world's dwindling energy resources. Contending that the energy debate has been cast in the wrong terms, the author suggests that the problem would not be solved by asking: "What energy sources will be available to replace fossil fuels?' but by questioning: "What populations can be supported at a decent standard by the energy sources that will be available after the transition from fossil fuels?' Taking a brave stand, Grant suggests that with a bit of luck--we may be able to create a more harmonious balance with the rest of the biosphere, but at much lower population levels and less consumptive habits.

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Leon F. Bouvier is Adjunct Professor of Demography at Tulane University and Senior Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies. He served as demographic consultant to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Population and the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy. His publications include Immigration and Social Diversity, Fifty Million Californians and Peaceful Invasions.
Lindsey Grant is a retired National Security Council staff member and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment and Population, and the author of Foresight and National Decisions: The Horseman and the Bureaucrat and Elephants in the Volkswagen.

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