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  1. The Metabolic Pattern of Societies

    Where Economists Fall Short

    By Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi, Alevgül H. Sorman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    It is increasingly evident that the conventional scientific approach to economic processes and related sustainability issues is seriously flawed. No economist predicted the current planetary crisis even though the world has now undergone five severe recessions primed by dramatic increases in the...

    To Be Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Resource Accounting for Sustainability Assessment

    The Nexus between Energy, Food, Water and Land Use

    Edited by Mario Giampietro, Richard J. Aspinall, Jesus Ramos-Martin, Sandra G. F. Bukkens

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Sustainability and Governance

    The demands placed on land, water, energy and other natural resources are exacerbated as the world population continues to increase together with the expectations of economic growth. This, combined with concerns over environmental change, presents a set of scientific, policy and management issues...

    To Be Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Energy Analysis for a Sustainable Future

    Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism

    By Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi, Alevgül H. ┼×orman

    The vast majority of the countries of the world are now facing an imminent energy crisis, particularly the USA, China, India, Japan and EU countries, but also developing countries having to boost their economic growth precisely when more powerful economies will prevent them from...

    Published July 31st 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Biofuel Delusion

    The Fallacy of Large Scale Agro-Biofuels Production

    By Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi, Jerome Ravetz

    Faced with the twin threats of peak oil and climate change, many governments have turned for an answer to the apparent panacea of biofuels. Yet, increasingly, the progressive implementation of this solution demonstrates that the promise of biofuels as a replacement to fossil fuels is in fact a...

    Published August 20th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Myth of Resource Efficiency

    The Jevons Paradox

    By John M. Polimeni, Kozo Mayumi, Mario Giampietro, Blake Alcott

    Series: Earthscan Research Editions

    'The Jevons Paradox', which was first expressed in 1865 by William Stanley Jevons in relation to use of coal, states that an increase in efficiency in using a resource leads to increased use of that resource rather than to a reduction. This has subsequently been proved to apply not just to fossil...

    Published June 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  6. The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements

    By John M. Polimeni, Kozo Mayumi, Mario Giampietro, Blake Alcott

    Series: Earthscan Research Editions

    ?The Jevons Paradox?, which was first expressed in 1865 by William Stanley Jevons in relation to use of coal, states that an increase in efficiency in using a resource leads to increased use of that resource rather than to a reduction. This has subsequently been proved to apply not just to fossil...

    Published December 19th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Agroecosystems

    By Mario Giampietro

    Series: Advances in Agroecology

    Ecologists, agronomists, and others who may question the validity of current models for determining sustainable growth of agroecosystems, need a new set of analytical tools that more effectively address the complex nature of related processes. Those who challenge traditional assumptions of...

    Published November 23rd 2003 by CRC Press

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