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Media Type: Article - Recent
Date of Publication: September 15, 2008
Year of Publication: 2008
Author(s): Robert U. Ayres
Journal: Ecological Economics
Volume: 67 (2)
In this overview of environmental economics, resource economics and sustainable economics, Ayres also describes the economic growth inherent in the growing human population. Ayres summarizes this discussion with two figures. Figure 5 presents the effects of predicted growth on worldwide use of resources if current consumption and production patterns are maintained (p286). Figure 6 presents the effects of predicted population growth on worldwide use of resources if consumption figures worldwide were raised to those of developed countries (p287). These figures raise the issues of distribution and scale.
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