RE: This is what I've been trying to tell everyone.Apr 30th, 2006
Toro less energy is being used per GDP dollar simply because there are more people and less energy resources per person.
The total amount of energy consumed is at a historical high however.
This just is another example of low resources per capita.
50 years ago a basic desk would be made of solid hardwood. Now it would cost more and it would be made out of laminated paper-thin hardwood veneer glued over top of some poor quality particle board.
This is because more money gets you less hardwood since there are fewer resources per capita.
You can't buy very much atlantic cod for your dollar nowadays either. (compared a couple of decades ago)
These are all consequences of overpopulation and unsustainable goal of economic growth (which equals population * consumption per capita) By the way that's the same formula as environmental degradation.
If you want a small piece of pie with very few ingredients in it, then you might like population growth.
If you want a big piece of pie with biodiverse ingredients, then you may be against population growth.
The economy is bullsh#*! You can only buy what the earth has left to provide.