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"The Steady State and Ecological Salvation: A Thermodynamic Analysis"

by Georgescu-Roegen, Nicholas (1977)


The idea of ecological salvation through a stationary world is a symptom of the attraction which absence of change has always had for the scholarly mind. The world cannot, however, be a thermodynamic steady state, whether open or closed. A novel law of thermodynamics refutes the last case. The need is for a new scale of bioeconomic values.


Environmental Economics, Thermodynamics, Sustainable Development, Ecology, Environmentalism, Sustainability, Bioeconomy


Steady State

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