Type 0 Civilization

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Type 0 Civilization

 

We have a long way to go, at least some movements are proposing the transition, but it will take time.  Until it happens enjoy our debt, politicians, hydrocarbon dependence and our Type Zero Civilization.  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=03kVU2FYl6U

 

 

 

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cF4p_pMfcs

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Re: Type 0 Civilization

Probably just arguing details in the margin but we were KT .582 in 1900.  Conservative estimates have us at KT .72 now.  Yeah, yeah, I know, the difference between KT 0 and KT .72 is still using less than .2% of the total energy available, but it's not zero.

I never did like base 10 logarithms......

So, if dwindling resources parametrically lowers the denominator while holding energy utilization constant, does that mean we get to KT 1 by doing nothing?  At least for a short moment.

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Re: Type 0 Civilization

JK - Very interesting video - But if our financial institutions have any say in the matter we are probably heading for a KT -.75 type civilization.

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Re: Type 0 Civilization
jhart5 wrote:

JK - Very interesting video - But if our financial institutions have any say in the matter we are probably heading for a KT -.75 type civilization.

jhart -

Is that a hyphen or a minus sign?  Cool

Either one could be correct.

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