TIL of Jevons Paradox, by English economist William Stanley Jevons in 1865. The Paradox states that as technology or policy improves the efficiency of a resource, the relative decrease in cost of the resource results in greater use of the resource, negating the efficiency improvement.

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  1. And that’s why the global climate crisis still exists. Even if we decrease greenhouse gasses by half, doubling the population and quadrupling all the tech garbage we have negates it.

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