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Since energy is on everyone's lips after the invasion of Ukraine, I think it would be useful to think of the energy output as a planetary issue, as Kardashev proposed.

Energy & the Kardashev scale

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The Kardashev scale

.... is a method, proposed by Soviet astronomer Nikolai Kardashev in 1964,  of measuring a civilization's level of technological advancement based on the amount of energy it is able to use. 

The Kardashev scale has 3 categories:

  • Type I civilization, also called a planeta...

Energetically, Earth is still in its infancy

The Earth is at 0.7 on the Kardashev scale. While the jump has been significant in the last 200 years the number has been stagnant for the past 50. This is an argument for a great planetary stagnation.

We could have been a planetary civilization in terms of energy output if we had embraced ...

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