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Albert Bartlett
Professor Emeritus of Physics
University of Colorado at Boulder
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Sustainability 101: Arithmetic, Population, and Energy

"The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function."

With these words, Professor Al Bartlett opens part one of a presentation in which he shows that the forgotten fundamental of the energy crisis is the elementary arithmetic of growth.

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There is an excerpt from Dr Albert Bartlett's lecture posted on youtube.com.

The Essential Exponential For the Future of Our Planet

 This is a collection of essays by Professor Bartlett (2004).   Included are reprints of Professor Bartlett's papers on exponential arithmetic, energy, population and sustainability, as well as related major articles by M. King Hubbert and L. David Roper. Published by the Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. ISBN 0-9758973-0-6Available from the CU Bookstore for $18 plus shipping and handling.

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SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Subject: Re: Golden Newsletter 11/26/06

Dear Judy,

As always, thanks for your newsletter. ...
Attached are a couple of new publications, for your interest.

Best wishes,

AL

A SELF-EVIDENT TRUTH
If any fraction of the observed global warming
can be attributed to the activities of humans,
then this constitutes positive proof
that the human population, living as we do,
has exceeded the carrying capacity of the Earth.
THIS SITUATION IS NOT SUSTAINABLE!

AS A CONSEQUENCE,
IT IS AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
THAT ALL PROPOSALS OR EFFORTS TO SLOW GLOBAL WARMING
OR TO MOVE TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY
ARE SERIOUS INTELLECTUAL FRAUDS
IF THEY DO NOT ADVOCATE
REDUCING POPULATIONS TO SUSTAINABLE LEVELS
AT THE LOCAL, NATIONAL AND GLOBAL SCALES.

Lectures and Testimony

ARITHMETIC, POPULATION, AND ENERGY (Test of a popular lecture) 

2001 TESTIMONY TO CONGRESS ON ENERGY POLICY

 

The text of a few of publications.

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN AND THE SILENT LIE (Book review,  December, 2006)

A CAUTIONARY TALE (December, 2006)

REFLECTIONS ON SUSTAINABILITY, POPULATION GROWTH, AND THE ENVIRONMENT - REVISITED (January, 1998)

IS THERE A POPULATION PROBLEM? (Fall, 1997)

THE NEW FLAT EARTH SOCIETY  (September, 1996)

REGIONWIDE PLANNING WILL MAKE THE PROBLEMS WORSE  (May, 1996)

THE MASSIVE MOVEMENT TO MARGINALIZE
THE MODERN MALTHUSIAN MESSAGE
 (Spring, 1998)

BIGGER ISN’T BETTER IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS (June, 1999)

TURNPIKE SPAWNS GROWTH, TAXES, POLLUTION (May, 1999)

DEMOCRACY CANNOT SURVIVE OVERPOPULATION (December, 1999)
This article addresses increasing concerns about the decline of democracy at all levels of government.  It is shown that overpopulation and technology are major causes of this decline.  Because it would be unwise to try to stop the development of technology, it is all the more urgent that we move quickly to address the problems of overpopulation.

MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY (January, 2000)
An analysis of U.S. and world oil production patterns using Hubbert-style curve.