Reflections on Sustainability, Population Growth, and the Environment

by Prof. Al Bartlett


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Bartlett, A.A., (1978), Forgotten Fundamentals of the Energy Crisis, American Journal of Physics, Vol. 46, September 1978, pp. 876-888

Bartlett, A.A., (1986), Sustained Availability: A Management Program for Non-Renewable Resources, American Journal of Physics, Vol. 54, pp. 398-402
"Sustained Availability" involves having the rate of use of a finite non-renewable resource decline steadily in a way that guarantees that the resource will last forever.

Bartlett, A.A., (1990) The Future of Fusion, Physics and Society, Vol. 19, April 1990, p. 2

Bartlett, A.A., (1994), Reflections on Sustainability, Population Growth, and the Environment,Population & Environment, Vol. 16, No. 1, September 1994, pp. 5-35

Bartlett, A.A., (1996), The Exponential Function, XI: The New Flat Earth Society, The Physics Teacher, Vol. 34, September 1996, pp. 342-343
Ten earlier articles on The Exponential Function have been published in The Physics Teacher since 1976.

Bartlett, A.A., (1997), Is There a Population Problem?, Wild Earth, Vol. 7, No. 3, Fall 1997, pp. 88-90

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The Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. is a think tank that advises government leaders on policy questions.

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Sutton, Willie, was a legendary bank robber. When asked why he robbed banks, he is said to have responded, "That's where the money is!"

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This editorial piece was reprinted from the New York Times Magazine, Nov. 23, 1997

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Charles E. Wilson was the president of General Motors who "would outrage many with his aphorism: 'What is good for the country is good for General Motors and vice versa.'"

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