Degrowth is an economic discipline critical of growth and GDP driven development.

Jevons paradox - the Jevons effect

A feedback effect of sorts that increases usage of a resource because of increased technological ability or efficiency of extraction and use.

Increased efficiency → falling cost → more use

Resource depletion

Resource depletion - Wikipedia

Hubbert curve

A gaussian looking curve that is made to model the production rate of a resource over time.

$$ x = \frac{e^{-t}}{(e+e^{-t})^2} = \frac{1}{4} sech^2\frac{t}{2} $$

It’s been used to predict the peak production times and following depletion of various resources.

Hubbert curve - Wikipedia

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