Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

Re: [energyresources] Carrying Capacity

Expand Messages
  • Htoeco@aol.com
    H.T.Odum re: Global Carrying Capacity for people Divide the global emergy budget by the emergy/person of the standard of living you wish to sustain. Global
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 30, 2000
      H.T.Odum re: Global Carrying Capacity for people
      Divide the global emergy budget by the emergy/person of the standard of
      living you wish to sustain. Global emergy budget is in recent articleby
      Brown M.T. and Ulgiati, S.:1999 Emergy evaluation of the biosphere and
      natural capital in AMBIO vol 28(6) pp. 486-493. Annual emergy budget per
      person ranges from about 1.0 E15 sej/person/yr in India to 40+ E15
      sej/person/yr in developed countries.
      The Ambio article shows that the carrying capacity for people now is 3.2
      times higher than it would be without fossil fuels and virgin mineral mining.

      ----------------------------------

      Moderator question: What is the global emergy budget without fossil fuels and virgin mineral mining?
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.