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So my plan to take my pension pot and have a two week retirement in Vegas doesn't seem so irrational now!  ;)

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Its no coincidence that  The Kraken Wakes is currently on BBC Radio 4 Extra!


"Technological  change can raise the efficiency of resource use, but it also tends to raise both per capita resource consumption and the scale of resource extraction, so that, absent policy effects, ( a clue , maybe?)the increases in consumption often compensate for the increased efficiency of resource use."


"Economic growth is the biggest destroyer of the ecology. Those people who think you can have a growing economy and a healthy environment are wrong. ( don't think that is quite correct) If we don't reduce our numbers, nature will do it for us ... Everything is worse and we’re still doing the same things. Because ecosystems are so resilient, they don’t exact immediate punishment on the stupid.


The piece also seems to ignore the effects of instant communications and improved education.

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