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Old 04-04-2016, 02:23 PM   #1
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Is an economy based on endless growth unsustainable?

Originally Posted by Muse
All natural and technological processes proceed in such a way that the availability of the remaining energy decreases. In all energy exchanges, if no energy enters or leaves an isolated system, the entropy of that system increases. Energy continuously flows from being concentrated to becoming dispersed, spread out, wasted and useless. New energy cannot be created and high grade energy is being destroyed. An economy based on endless growth is unsustainable
Right now we're shifting to cleaner energy resources like geothermal, hydroelectric, wind, solar, and nuclear. The issue is that it takes an incredible amount of resources and energy just to create the sort of output necessary to sustain large populations, especially in cases of hydroelectric and solar.

Is the human race doomed if we do not find a consistently renewable resource that drastically decreases human entropy, and is it our moral obligation to do so?
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