Recent essays based on the “Peak Stuff” paper by Chris Goodall highlight our work on Dematerialization:
In Le Monde in France in French by Audrey Garric, â€œHave we attained a peak of objects?â€Â Also available in English.
In Italy in Italian by Pamela Pelatelli â€œAre we consuming less?â€
Also, an essay, â€Going for the Burn,â€ by Matt Ridley (45 December 2011) draws on our work on Decarbonization.Â Â Â Also available in Spanish.
Goodall’s excellent paper elicits memories of
IK Wernick, JH Ausubel, National materials flows and the environment (Annual Review of Energy and the Environment 20: 463-492, 1995)
IK Wernick, R Herman, S Govind, JH Ausubel, Materialization and dematerialization: Measures and trends (Pp 135-156 in Technological Trajectories and the Human Environment, JH Ausubel and HD Langford (eds) 1997) and
JH Ausubel, PE Waggoner, Dematerialization: variety, caution, and persistence (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105(35): 12774-12779, 2008 10.1073/pnas.0806099105 D)