Population growth, energy use, and the implications for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

@article{Mullan2019PopulationGE,
  title={Population growth, energy use, and the implications for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence},
  author={B. Mullan and J. Haqq-Misra},
  journal={Futures},
  year={2019},
  volume={106},
  pages={4-17}
}
Abstract Von Hoerner (“Population Explosion and Interstellar Expansion,” Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 28, 691–712, 1975; hereafter VH75) examined the effects of human population growth and predicted agricultural, environmental, and other problems from observed growth rate trends. Using straightforward calculations, VH75 predicted the “doomsday” years for these scenarios (≈2020–2050), when we as a species should run out of space or food, or induce catastrophic anthropogenic… Expand

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