The Exponential Function and Growth

Something a little different today. If you’ve got an hour to spare, I urge you to watch this video. Its fairly old and crappy quality but it’s still extremely relevant. Dr Andrew Bartlett presents a lecture on the exponential function and how it applies to sustainability, growth and resources. Deniers who think we can just go on the way we are more than likely have no idea of basic arithmetic. Sit back, relax, take notes. It’ll be worth it.



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3 responses to “The Exponential Function and Growth

  1. UNO!
    Uknowispeaksense…I don’t know why I liked to name you as UNO. In Italian it means ONE/UNIQUE/NUMBER ONE.
    The language of numbers is unique. It is the easiest way to discover the facts.
    Appreciate for your informative selection and congrats for providing this video.
    Recently, as I see you have started giving the basics of science in regards to climate change and global warming. I also recommend your nice post to our friends:


  2. john byatt

    From the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where they think NO2 is no laughing matter. It is another example of Nature’s adaptation. But I have to wonder though why they think this is “unexpected”, because dentrification(bacterial conversion to N2) has been well known to science and agriculture for decades. This PR looks like code for “more studies are needed, please send money”. And it is another sloppy press release without the name of the paper or the DOI given.

    Nitrous Oxide on LSD (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    – Anthony

    Watts up with that?