Nature setting at Ragle Ranch park Sebastopol

Three Questions every Eco-Leader Must Ask

1) How long before we push nature too far? This is THE question of our time. Even though it’s not possible for us to know the answer, it is critical to ask the question. Here’s an insightful way to re-formulate this question from a mathematical perspective: “Is climate change (and worldwide pollution) a function of exponential mathematics?” There is near …

Jeffrey SchmidtThree Questions every Eco-Leader Must Ask
Climate chagne growth curve smae as population

The Dire Mathematics of Climate Change

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world.” — Albert Einstein Compound interest epitomizes the exponential function. According to Physicist Albert Bartlett the greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the simple mathematics inherent in this powerful notion. Why? Because the exponential function is essential to understanding the threats that are inherent to a society …

Jeffrey SchmidtThe Dire Mathematics of Climate Change