In my class this semester, we’ve had occasion to discuss sustainability. I’ve recently run across two articles that highlight some of the issues here:
First off, an article about the perceived trade-offs between progress in our living standards and maintaining the environment…are the trade-offs as stark as some would suggest?
And then, a great blog post about the limits of growth as an economic strategy…the physical limits that is:
This latter article highlights something that has bugged me for a while: the lack of any reference to physical constraints in standard models of economics (at least those that I’m aware of).
Also, I just returned from a very nice trip to the University of North Carolina – Charlotte (UNCC). I met with Dr. Greg Gbur, who’s blog I have now added to my increasingly alarming blog addiction. The blog is
Check it out! It’s an excellent mix of science, history, and fiction. I particularly enjoyed the following post on the many failed atomic models that preceded Niels Bohr’s: