As I mentioned in the previous post, the peak oil article is available only to subscribers… but I have permission to share the charts and figures from the paper. So here are more trends and numbers to digest! Stephanie Freese and Barbara Aulicino at Amsci prepared the graphics.
Figure 5. The values predicted by the limits-to-growth model and actual data for 2008 are very close. The model used general terms for resources and pollution, but current, approximate values for several specific examples are given for comparison. Data for this long a time period are difficult to obtain; many pollutants such as sewage probably have increased more than the numbers suggest. On the other hand, pollutants such as sulfur have largely been controlled in many countries.
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