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Part 5: World Energy Needs

November 14, 2020 - 5:45pm


Reversing the Devastation of Globalization

 

“We know, speaking broadly on this point, that if a developing nation, for example, is to reach the levels of sustainable population-density obtained in industrialized nations, those developing economies must achieve approximately the per capita energy-throughput of industrialized economies.”

— Lyndon LaRouche, A Fifty-Year Development Policy for the Indian-Pacific Oceans Basin, EIR, 1983.

 

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Part 4: USA—Successes, Failures, & Potential

October 29, 2020 - 9:38pm


Reversing the Devastation of Globalization

 

For many in the older generations, Lyndon LaRouche might be most respected for his role in designing and promoting what became the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program. However, most people do not fully appreciate the depth and implications of LaRouche’s SDI program.¹ As much as it was a military defense policy, designed to temporarily eliminate the threat of thermonuclear warfare, it was also designed to ensure the kind of global economic development, for both formerly colonized and industrialized/post-industrial countries, which could create the basis for a durable peace on the planet.² 

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Part 3: Zero Growth Kills Millions

October 23, 2020 - 6:26am


Reversing the Devastation of Globalization


In a 1983 report Lyndon LaRouche warned: 

“In the coming period, fission sources, increasingly supplemented and later entirely superseded by thermonuclear, must be the leading feature of energy-generation policy. It would not be possible to supply supplies of added energy adequate to approach the requirements of the developing sector, most emphatically, without primary emphasis on unleashing and expanding potentials for fission generation of electricity and process heat today, and proceeding as rapidly as possible toward progress in successively more advanced versions of controlled thermonuclear processes. Without this policy, tens of millions or some multiple of that must die of increased mortality rates, for lack of energy supplies adequate to prevent this.” (Emphasis added.)

 — A Fifty-Year Development Policy for the Indian-Pacific Oceans Basin, EIR, 1983.

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Part 2: Defining ‘National Economic Energy Flux Density’

October 16, 2020 - 5:14pm


Reversing the Devastation of Globalization

  • Part 1: What Is Energy Flux Density?
  • Part 2: Defining ‘National Economic Energy Flux Density’
  • Part 3: Zero Energy Flux Density Growth Kills Millions
  • Part 4: USA—Successes, Failures, & Potential
  • Part 5: World Energy Needs
  • Part 6: Shadows of Creativity in the Physical Universe


Regular followers of the LaRouchePAC website might have seen various references to assessments of the energy or electricity consumption per capita, for either the United States or other nations.  Over recent years, these studies have been carried out with the recognition that energy or electricity consumption per capita is a rough, but useful approximation of the energy flux density of a national economy considered as a self-bounded dynamic system.  In this series of articles, we are taking that approximation a few steps closer to reality by focusing on a deeper understanding of Lyndon LaRouche’s notion of energy flux density. 

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Part 1: What Is Energy Flux Density?

October 9, 2020 - 9:39am


Reversing the Devastation of Globalization

  • Part 1: What Is Energy Flux Density?
  • Part 2: Defining ‘National Economic Energy Flux Density’
  • Part 3: Zero Energy Flux Density Growth Kills Millions
  • Part 4: USA—Successes, Failures, & Potential
  • Part 5: World Energy Needs
  • Part 6: Shadows of Creativity in the Physical Universe

The prospects of a re-election of Donald Trump, and a successful defeat of the attempted coup against his presidency, raises the potential for the United States to return to the mission orientation long advocated for by Lyndon LaRouche. The enemy is the British imperial system, including, emphatically, ideological enslavement, as has been increasingly enforced upon the world in the name of globalization (what some call globalism).¹

What is the alternative? A new world economic system, predicated on the cooperation among sovereign nation states, replacing the overarching influence and control of financial and other cartels controlling the options and destiny available to individual nations, as exemplified by the operations run out of the City of London and the oligarchical slime mold surrounding the British royal family.²  In 2009, LaRouche began to heavily promote his proposal for an alliance between the United States, Russia, China, and India to provide the necessary strategic and economic power bloc needed to force through this new global system, which could be organized under the name of a new Bretton Woods System. 

The requirements, for the United States and the world, for reversing the disastrous effects of globalization and implementing the type of development required are immense. To make this vast task more manageable, in this series of six articles we explore one of LaRouche's most emphasized key metrics for assessing true economic growth or decline, entropy or negentropy, progress or stagnation—energy flux density

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Stop Studying Flea Markets, Create Space Markets

August 20, 2020 - 9:10pm

Famous Economics Experiment has been Asking the Wrong Question for 60 Years

A recent article caught my attention, "Famous economics experiment reproduced thousands of times" (by Whitney Clavin, California Institute of Technology).

The article, and the study it's based on, call attention to the highly problematic nature of popular discussions of economic theory in the United States today. Rather than endless discussion about supply and demand and free markets, it would be far more useful to study the vast global economic benefits of a Moon-Mars colonization program. To do this competently, the axiomatic problems of modern economic thought need to be highlighted, removed, and replaced.

The article in question opens,

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Artemis and the True Science of Human Advancement — Special Seminar Discussion

August 17, 2020 - 5:46pm

President Trump's Project Artemis is not only a return to the Moon by 2024, but the establishment of a permanently manned base on the Moon by 2028—providing key steps towards Lyndon LaRouche's outline for a Moon-Mars colonization program.  This is the greatest endeavor of exploration in human history, and represents an evolutionary leap in mankind's existence in the Universe, similar to the first emergence of life onto land from the primordial oceans 430 million years ago.

This project is critical to the restoration of a pro-growth, industrial and manufacturing-based United States economy, and to a new global system based not on monetary globalization, but based on the industrial development of all nations and people.

Both the Artemis project and the unique perspective of space colonization defined by Lyndon LaRouche were discussed in depth during a special August 15, 2020 video seminar with Michael Steger, Kesha Rogers, Brian Lantz, and Ben Deniston.

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A response to Michael Cernovich: The secret to making America great again, understanding true source of wealth

August 2, 2020 - 12:00pm


We should then recognize that the development of basic economic infrastructure had always been a needed creation of what is required as an ‘habitable’ development of a ‘synthetic,’ rather than a presumably ‘natural’ environment for the enhancement, or even the possibility of human life and practice at some time in the existence of our human species.… Man as a creator in the likeness of the great Creator, is expressed by humanity's creation of the ‘artificial environments’ we sometimes call ‘infrastructure,’ on which both the progress, and even the merely continued existence of civilized society depends.

- Lyndon LaRouche, “What Your Accountant Never Understood: The Secret Economy,” April 17, 2010.

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Pro-Nuclear CO₂ Reduction is a Terrible Policy, With Deadly Results

August 1, 2020 - 1:27pm

[read as pdf] Even though opposition to nuclear power has been central to the zero-growth Malthusian movement since the late-1960s, the man-made climate change catastrophe propaganda campaign has increasingly driven some to place a growing emphasis on nuclear fission and fusion power as the basis of a CO₂ emissions reduction policy. 

Any attempt to mandate a CO₂ reduction policy—even while supporting nuclear power technologies critical to mankind’s future—is a horrific policy, and would condemn hundreds of millions of people to unnecessary suffering and premature death.

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Pro-Nuclear CO₂ Reduction is a Terrible Policy, With Deadly Results

August 27, 2019 - 7:26pm

[read as pdf] Even though opposition to nuclear power has been central to the zero-growth Malthusian movement since the late-1960s, the man-made climate change catastrophe propaganda campaign has increasingly driven some to place a growing emphasis on nuclear fission and fusion power as the basis of a CO₂ emissions reduction policy. 

Any attempt to mandate a CO₂ reduction policy—even while supporting nuclear power technologies critical to mankind’s future—is a horrific policy, and would condemn hundreds of millions of people to unnecessary suffering and premature death.

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Notes on the Legacy of Lyndon LaRouche and the Future of Science

August 6, 2019 - 9:13pm

Over a long and productive life, Lyndon LaRouche, Jr. provided a myriad of inter-related original contributions to science, art, and philosophy, all flowing from his central discovery in, what he emphasized, was the over-arching field of the science of physical economy (LaRouche, paraphrasing Carl Gauss, called his science of physical economy the “king of the sciences”). Current and future specialists in these fields, as well the rarer renaissance polymath, will, undoubtedly, bring forth new and unexpected discoveries from the implications of these contributions, especially as mankind extends his economic reach beyond the Earth.

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Earth as a Geological Telescope for Studying Galactic Physics

July 26, 2019 - 12:19am

Some have called it cosmoclimatology.  Following pioneering work done by Henrik Svensmark, Nir Shaviv showed that changes in the galactic environment experienced by our Solar System have been the largest drivers of climate change on Earth over the past half billion years—mediated through the role of galactic cosmic radiation in cloud formation.

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Vernadsky’s Thoughts on LaRouche’s Second Triad

May 27, 2019 - 12:32am

In 2014 Lyndon LaRouche outlined a new conceptual insight into the development of modern science over the past millennium, identifying two multi-personality, multi-generational processes of scientific revolution: one, successful, and, a second, still wanting completion.[1]  Within LaRouche’s circles, these came to be referred to as the “two triads” of scientific revolution—each consisting of an investigation of (1) a minimum expression, (2) a maximum expression, and (3) a unifying resolution. 

This wasn’t presented as a history lesson.

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The Anthropocene Viewed from the Noosphere, Revisited

October 5, 2016 - 10:26am

Months ago there was a flurry of articles and studies about “The Anthropocene,” in the context of a debate among scientists about whether mankind had altered the planet to such an extent that that activity could be recognized as a new geological time period, meaning that clear signatures were present in Earth’s geology to reflect those changes. In addition, the question was when these signatures indicated such a change.

 

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“The Anthropocene” viewed from Vernadsky’s Noosphere

February 29, 2016 - 1:55pm

The recent publication of studies highlighting the role of mankind as a powerful geological force, referred to as the “Anthropocene,” serve as a good opportunity to clarify how this concept overlaps and differs from Vladimir Vernadsky’s concept of the noosphere (and a great way to honor him just before his upcoming birthday on March 12th!).

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In Defense of The Noosphere, "The Kingdom of Reason" : The Fallacy and Fraud of COP21

December 10, 2015 - 2:11pm

World leaders are currently convening in Paris for an unprecedented meeting in which they are expected to resolve to implement measures to curb a supposedly catastrophic increase in the average global temperature by 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, deemed to be a scientific certainty by various oracles, unless we change our ways.  There is much to be said about this meeting; not only that it is premised on a scientific fraud (that carbon dioxide is far from the main cause of climate change on Earth), but also other biting ironies such as even the fact of the meeting itself in a city reeling from a terror attack just weeks prior caused by a complete failure of world leaders, led by President Obama, to deal with an actual global crisis emanating from a part of the world which has been overrun by chaos.

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New Study Bolsters Vernadsky’s Case for Origin of Life

November 13, 2015 - 11:07am

A recent study suggests that life on Earth may have begun long before we thought: to be precise, around 4.1 billion years ago. This is 300 million years before the previous best estimate, and would indicate that life began shortly after the planet itself formed, around 4.54 billions years ago.  

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New Study Bolsters Vernadsky’s Case for Origin of Life

November 13, 2015 - 11:07am

A recent study suggests that life on Earth may have begun long before we thought: to be precise, around 4.1 billion years ago. This is 300 million years before the previous best estimate, and would indicate that life began shortly after the planet itself formed, around 4.54 billions years ago.  

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Mathamatics vs Science: Low Energy Nuclear Reactions

November 5, 2015 - 5:38pm
That's me holding the LENR reactor core. Wonder how they got this one through security.  Behind me is Brillouin Energy CEO Robert Georges.

Monday Nov 2 Brillouin Energy presented in work in the Rayburn Congressional building.  The company has decided to go ahead with a track to commercialize a reactor that uses low energy nuclear reactions to produce heat and electricity.  Low energy nuclear reactions (LENR), sometimes known (inaccurately) as  “cold fusion”, has been a subject of heated debate, rivaling manmade climate change. Despite years of data showing that nuclear reactions can occur at relatively low energy, as the CEO’s of Brillouin Energy illustrated with several personal accounts, the existence of the phenomenon is still controversial.  So controversial, that national labs have denied contracts to perform even very isolated tests such as materials or pressure testing.

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Mathamatics vs Science: Low Energy Nuclear Reactions

November 5, 2015 - 5:38pm
That's me holding the LENR reactor core. Wonder how they got this one through security.  Behind me is Brillouin Energy CEO Robert Georges.

Monday Nov 2 Brillouin Energy presented in work in the Rayburn Congressional building.  The company has decided to go ahead with a track to commercialize a reactor that uses low energy nuclear reactions to produce heat and electricity.  Low energy nuclear reactions (LENR), sometimes known (inaccurately) as  “cold fusion”, has been a subject of heated debate, rivaling manmade climate change. Despite years of data showing that nuclear reactions can occur at relatively low energy, as the CEO’s of Brillouin Energy illustrated with several personal accounts, the existence of the phenomenon is still controversial.  So controversial, that national labs have denied contracts to perform even very isolated tests such as materials or pressure testing.

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