published in energy

Limits of growth

Up until now, the human population has grown in an exponential way and together with it the connected material and energy flows. But anyway there are limits which would be better not to exceed: the capacity of the sources of the planet to provide flows of material and energy, and the capacity of the wells of the planet to absorb wastes and pollution.

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