No way out? The double-bind in seeking global prosperity alongside mitigated climate change

  title={No way out? The double-bind in seeking global prosperity alongside mitigated climate change},
  author={T. Garrett},
  journal={Earth System Dynamics Discussions},
  • T. Garrett
  • Published 2010
  • Economics, Physics
  • Earth System Dynamics Discussions
Abstract. In a prior study (Garrett, 2011), I introduced a simple economic growth model designed to be consistent with general thermodynamic laws. Unlike traditional economic models, civilization is viewed only as a well-mixed global whole with no distinction made between individual nations, economic sectors, labor, or capital investments. At the model core is a hypothesis that the global economy's current rate of primary energy consumption is tied through a constant to a very general… Expand

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