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IPAT equation

One of the symptoms of growth fetishism is tunnel vision, a condition that prevents those affected from seeing any solution to the greenhouse problem other than a technological one. We can understand the burden this places on technology using the famous IPAT equation. I = P × A × T This identity says that the level of environmental impact depends on the Population, the level of Affluence (measured by GDP per person) and Technology


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