Arithmetic, Population and Energy

Albert Bartlett 1:05:35

“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”

By providing a simple introduction to the concept of exponential growth and doubling over time, Professor Al Bartlett explains the impacts and consequences of exponential growth on a finite planet. Observations of this growth are applied to fossil fuel consumption, population and economic growth — the bizarre unsustainable figures of which are most often quoted by “experts”, politicians and the mainstream media…