Noah Valenstein Learns of Jevon’s Paradox

 

Dr. Robert Knight has distributed the following letter and information which presents the old message in a new and documented form:  mainly, conservation techniques will not solve the water problem, only capping consumption will do that plus charging for water.

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-


 

Dr. Robert Knight sent a letter to Noah Valenstein on behalf of member organization Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute. FSC would like to share that letter with all of our member organizations.

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Jevons’ Paradox has been invoked by conservation groups before (see Bob Ulanowicz’s article from 2015) but a new study published in Science magazine offers an opportunity to remind DEP that emphasis solely on water-saving efficiencies is not going to work. As the study supports, we must also put a cap on water extraction. Read on:

Here are the links for more information:

See the full letter HERE
See the article from Science HERE
See Robert Ulanowicz’s op-ed from 2015 in the Gainesville Sun HERE

The FSC web site has a single page that includes all of these links
in one location HERE

Please share – the FSC facebook page has a post that you can share HERE

 

 

 

 

 

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