In this installment of the C-Realm Podcast, KMO welcomes Professor Albert Bartlett back to the program to do an advanced seminar on his basic lecture on population, energy and the exponential function. After that we hear from Mike Hagan, host of RadiOrbit.
Albert Bartlett is an emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. Professor Bartlett has lectured over 1,500 times on Arithmetic, Population, and Energy. Bartlett is a modern-day Malthusian.
Professor Bartlett often explains how sustainable growth is an oxymoron. His view is based on the fact that a modest percentage growth can equate to huge escalations over short periods of time. He has famously stated that “The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”
He regards overpopulation as The Greatest Challenge facing humanity, and promotes sustainable living. Bartlett opposes the cornucopian school of thought (as advocated by people such as Julian Lincoln Simon), and refers to it as The New Flat Earth Society.
Mike Hagan lives in the country side near Columbia, Missouri. If he has a text bio somewhere on the web, it’s buried deep. If you find one, let me know. I’ll put it here.
In this episode, I mentioned books by Bill McKibben and Vincent Casspriano Jr.
Bill McKibben’s website: http://www.billmckibben.com/index.html
Vincent Casspriano Jr.’s website: http://www.thesimplestpath.com/
Special thanks to Queerninja for creating the cover art for this week’s episode.