The Most IMPORTANT Video You'll Ever See.
Albert Bartlett (professor emeritus of Physics at University of Colorado-Boulder) gives an easy to understand lecture on exponential growth and understanding the human condition. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-QA2rkpBSY&list=SP6A1FD147A45EF50D http://media.globalpublicmedia.com/RAM/2004/08/AlbertBartlett20040829.ram http://media.globalpublicmedia.com/RM/2005/08/Bartlett.mp3
fascinating and enlightening.
Dr.Bartlett examines the arithmetic of growth, continued over periods of time, in a finite environment. These concepts are applied to populations and to fossil fuels such as petroleum and coal. http://www.albartlett.org/presentations/arithmetic_population_energy_video1.html http://www.albartlett.org/presentations/arithmetic_population_energy_video2.html