Category Archives: Growth

Examining Urban Heat Islands – Part 2

A look at how urban areas might cool Part 1 looked at the growth of various cities and urban areas and how that might cause UHI in the temperature record, which is likely to be a tangled mess of types … Continue reading

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Examining Urban Heat Islands – Part 1.

How cities grow Roy Spencer’s recent work (here and here) and comments by Peter Azlac got me thinking about urban heat islands (UHI) again.  I’ve been musing that so many studies show, measure or quantify UHI in various places, and … Continue reading

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Examining Population Growth

This post follows from a previous thread The Myth of Sustainable Growth, which centred around a video/presentation by Prof Albert Bartlett on the simple maths of growth. There was some email correspondence about this as well as many comments. It … Continue reading

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The myth of sustainable growth

Google “population control” and you’ll return 5.32 million results. Most of these seem to advocate limits and artificial controls to stem the growth of the human population.  I am no fan of this kind of thinking. The enduring aspiration these … Continue reading

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