The Thermodynamics of Collapse | Tim Garrett
What snowflakes and physics can teach us about the economy, civilisation and crisis.
According to the laws of physics, the economy can only sustain itself by growing. So how bound are we by the laws of thermodynamics?
Professor Tim Garrett, atmosphere scientist at the University of Utah, argues we’re completely bound by those laws. He has modelled how the behaviour of snowflakes and clouds can be used to predict energy consumption and GDP, bridging the gap between economic theory and the natural world.
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Read more of Tim’s work here.