Introduction to Applications of Sustainability
The following articles describe how and why I have chosen to apply the ideas of throughput, Law of Diminishing Returns, exponential growth, and so on. These are only my examples that fit my life. I hope they will guide the reader through a process of thinking. Most of these articles have been written years ago and much of the data is old, however, the concepts are extremely valid. When these articles were written our global problems were not so apparent and the concepts did not quite make sense. But now, with rising temperatures, draughts, floods, rising costs, increasing extinction rate, desertification, deficits, and numerous violent conflicts, it may be time to rethink solutions to these existing problems. If throughput is an exponential function can it be that the negative effects will also be exponential in nature?