Social Impact

A Complex Predicament

In the first of a three-part series in the new magazine SHIFT, Dave Pollard uses the Jevons Paradox, in which gains in efficiency end up paradoxically costing more, as a way of examining the complexity and built-in feedback loops of our interconnected energy, economics, and ecology systems.

Read all of Part I here. Part II zooms in on the economic side, and Part III the ecological.