"Arithmetic, Population, and Energy" ~ market folly

Monday, June 30, 2008

"Arithmetic, Population, and Energy"

Couresy of vruz, I have stumbled upon a very thought provoking series of videos. These videos chronicle a presentation by Prof. Emeritus Dr. Albert A. Bartlett on “Arithmetic, Population, and Energy." The series is 8 segments long and they are all very insightful. I have to mention that the series starts off slow in the first segment as it is laid out like a class lecture. But, it picks up a lot in the second segment. If you sit down and take an active interest in the videos and follow his presentation, you will find the series fascinating. I realize many people these days are so busy they don't have the time to sit down and watch an 8 part video, so I'll embed arguably the most important segment (the 4th one) and then link the rest of the segments below for those who are interested.

Segment 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-QA2rkpBSY
Segment 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb3JI8F9LQQ
Segment 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFyOw9IgtjY

Segment 4:

Segment 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHuwgxrTKPo
Segment 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3y7UlHdhAU
Segment 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyseLQVpJEI
Segment 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoiiVnQadwE


Jeffrey McLarty said...

Just watched all 8 parts...I knew all all the math before, but the prof lays it out in such a captivating way. Thanks for sharing. Hubert's models was part of my curriculum in a 4th year engineering, energy conversions course...sadly, I bet 90% of my class memorized it, rather than learned about it.