[ExI] Extensive vs. intensive causes of energy demand

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Mon May 13 12:44:13 UTC 2013

On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 12:54 PM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> It's something like 3 TUSD, and thus 6% of world GDP (or any
> national GDP) which is unprecedented. This is war-scale
> spending, involving not only money, but skilled workers,
> resources, and energy. We don't have the money, the skills,
> the resources (most are peaking) and energy is rapidly
> running out.
> And of course it had to be actually spent, of which there is
> no evidence. Meanwhile, the TW/year net energy debt is racking
> up, year after year.
> _______________________________________________

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