Posted: Nov 14, 2013 4:28 am
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Thommo wrote:The bolded bit doesn't even relate to what I said. :scratch:

You're talking about energy consumption and its link to GDP, not population and its link to GDP.

Each new person added requires various goods and services, so I imagine that the two are somehow positively and causally correlated, no?

Thommo wrote:GDP per capita doesn't increase with population (by definition)

GDP per capita isn't necessarily the issue when we're talking about limits to growth. China has a relatively low GDP per capita but it is now the world's #1 CO2 emitter.

Thommo wrote:Economic growth doesn't require an ever increasing population of consumers.

That's true but it does require more resources in most cases and especially as limits to efficiency are attained.