Given how much time Hayes obviously has devoted to studying limits to growth, I find it surprising that he's "more optimistic than the Limits authors are about our ability to deal with these issues before the world turns into the set of a Mad Max movie." Looking globally, the last 50 years don't seem to have shown us too many bright spots on significantly slowing our population growth and living sustainably.
posted by Maria Fotopoulos
June 10, 2012 @ 3:35 AM
About once a month at Sigma Xi headquarters, we liven up the lunch hour with an American Scientist Pizza Lunch talk. In these informal lectures, scientists describe new research to nonscientists. The series is light on jargon but heavy on solid science. Each Pizza Lunch offers an in-depth look at its subject, whether it's bedbugs or the smart grid. Click below to read about and download these talks -- and to subscribe!
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