Peter Cochrane: Energy and resources are no longer free

We need new thinking

clock • 3 min read
Energy and resources are no longer free
Image:

Energy and resources are no longer free

In 1973 The Club of Rome published a report pointing out that continuous exponential growth in population, industrialisation and resource consumption is unsustainable on a planet of finite resources.

Assuming the prevailing growth trends in population, industrialisation, pollution, food production, and resource depletion continued, they demonstrated that our global systems would likely collapse...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like
CMA launches probe into Microsoft's hiring spree from Inflection AI

Mergers

When is an acquisition not an aquisition?

clock 17 July 2024 • 3 min read
National Grid is turning analogue to digital - Ctrl Alt Lead podcast

Public Sector

'We can't do what we've always done, just more efficiently'

clock 15 July 2024 • 1 min read

Sign up to our newsletter

The best news, stories, features and photos from the day in one perfectly formed email.

More on Green

Cloud big three sign open letter urging datacentre kit suppliers to step up

Cloud big three sign open letter urging datacentre kit suppliers to step up

Embodied carbon emissions are the focus

Penny Horwood
clock 18 July 2024 • 4 min read
Researchers extract gold from e-waste using cheesemaking byproduct

Researchers extract gold from e-waste using cheesemaking byproduct

Whey to go

John Leonard
clock 16 July 2024 • 2 min read
Peter Cochrane: Energy and resources are no longer free

Peter Cochrane: Energy and resources are no longer free

We need new thinking

Professor Peter Cochrane
clock 09 July 2024 • 3 min read