Unformatted text preview: 4. Why has population growth during the last 200 years defied Malthusian principles? 4. What is Jarvon’s Paradox?-Technological progress that increased a resource efficiency will increase the rate of consumption of that resourse. 5. What is the difference between political and energy time?-Political time = 2,4, 5 year cycles (next election)-Energy time = Decade cycle (long term planning and building) 6. Why is the media so inept at reporting energy news?-Because media tend to be alarmists. If it does not fit in 30 second sound bite (brief statement), there is a good chance it will not be covered. If an idea does not conform to the media bias, it will be frequently ignored....
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- Spring '10
- An Essay on the Principle of Population