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Title: Center for the advancement of the steady-state economy (CASSE)
Description/subject: "Perpetual economic growth is neither possible nor desirable. Growth, especially in wealthy nations, is already causing more problems than it solves. Recession isn't sustainable or healthy either. The positive, sustainable alternative is a steady state economy. Learn More >>
Language: English
Source/publisher: CASSE
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 November 2012


Title: eTekkatho - Educational resources for the Myanmar academic community
Description/subject: "eTekkatho is a digital library especially designed for the academic community in Myanmar. The library is delivered over a very low bandwidth website and is also available over local area networks at partner institutions in Myanmar. The project is not-for-profit and access to the library is free. Anyone can use the library and no registration is required......SUBJECTS: "Earth sciences... Environment... Human geography... Physical geography... Research tools and methods... South East Asia and related country studies... Supporting subjects... Computing and IT... English language... Mathematics
Language: English (Burmese?)
Source/publisher: University of Manchester
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 November 2013


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Title: International Energy Outlook 2013 - With Projections to 2040
Date of publication: 25 July 2013
Description/subject: The International Energy Outlook 2013 (IEO2013) projects that world energy consumption will grow by 56 percent between 2010 and 2040. Total world energy use rises from 524 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2010 to 630 quadrillion Btu in 2020 and to 820 quadrillion Btu in 2040 (Figure 1). Much of the growth in energy consumption occurs in countries outside the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),2 known as non-OECD, where demand is driven by strong, long-term economic growth. Energy use in non-OECD countries increases by 90 percent; in OECD countries, the increase is 17 percent. The IEO2013 Reference case does not incorporate prospective legislation or policies that might affect energy markets
Language: English
Source/publisher: US Energy Infoirmation Administration (EIA)
Format/size: pdf (20MB), html
Alternate URLs: http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/ieo/pdf/0484(2013).pdf
http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175745/tomgram%3A_michael_t._klare%2C_2040_or_bust/#more
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2013


Title: The Limits to Growth (Wikipedia)
Date of publication: 1972
Description/subject: "The Limits to Growth is a 1972 book about the computer modeling of unchecked economic and population growth with finite resource supplies.[1] It was commissioned by the Club of Rome and was first presented at the 3. St. Gallen Symposium. Its authors were Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jørgen Randers, and William W. Behrens III. The book used the World3 model to simulate[2] the consequence of interactions between the Earth's and human systems. The book echoes some of the concerns and predictions of Thomas Malthus in An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798). Five variables were examined in the original model, on the assumptions that exponential growth accurately described their patterns of increase, and that the ability of technology to increase the availability of resources grows only linearly. These variables are: world population, industrialization, pollution, food production and resource depletion. The authors intended to explore the possibility of a sustainable feedback pattern that would be achieved by altering growth trends among the five variables under three scenarios. They noted that their projections for the values of the variables in each scenario were predictions "only in the most limited sense of the word," and were only indications of the system's behavioral tendencies.[3] Two of the scenarios saw "overshoot and collapse" of the global system by the mid to latter part of the 21st century, while a third scenario resulted in a "stabilized world."[4]
Author/creator: Donella H. Meadows Dennis L. Meadows Jørgen Randers William W. Behrens III
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2012