This is one of the best podcasts for environmentalists. It connects all the dots. All of them. Economics, growth, human over population, fossil fuels, etc.
I had not heard this podcast or of Tim Garrett, I was alerted to it via this clip interview with Guy McPherson posted July 27th:
Guy says Tim was doing this heat engine work in 2007, it was not published until 2009, and the push back on the paper, how it was pulled, but re-published in 2011, and yet how infrequently it has been referenced is downright demoralizing.
Garrett’s explanations about the human growth factors were explained in a creative way by Daniel Quinn in his novel, Ishmael, in 1991. Michael C Ruppert described it very well in the documentary Collapse. And to really understand why the 2-3% growth IS NOT anemic was beautifully taught by Professor Bartlett in his lecture on Arithmetic, Population and Energy.
Garrett’s paper published in 2011, can be found here. The bias against him to be able to respond in print to those who wrote against him in 2009 is really beyond unfair, FUBAR comes to mind … i mean this is crazier shit than any novel I ever read. It almost makes it completely unnecessary to post anything else on this website. The only hope is if Mother Nature takes care of things herself. As Guy says, Nature Bats Last.
Please note what Guy states when he talks about the process of publishing scientific work in journals. It renders the utter nonsense from deniers about how scientists work all the more absurd.
As always stated here – everything else is a symptom of the systemic cause which is human over-population (civilization).
Stephen Snyder has since passed away – and that does explain why he shepherded it because at the end of your life you feel the moral imperatives to do something about this predicament.
In 2013 Professor Garrett published another paper, here is the abstract and and link to download the pdf.