Home-educating parent, Professor of Computer Science at Chapman University
Researcher in logic, category theory, and computer science
Formerly University of Leicester, CWI Amsterdam, Masaryk University Brno, LMU Munich
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If we want to survive on this planet, we need to respect planetary boundaries and transition to a sustainable economy. To achieve this, we need to get away from the idea that a good economy is a growing economy. Growth is not sustainable because sustained growth is exponential growth. For example, an average growth of 2% per year equals growth of 724% over 100 years and of 1,995,657% over 500 years. While the Limits to Growth have been recognised for a long time, recent accounts are Dasgupta’s Review on The Economics of Biodiversity and the IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.
In early 2021, the University of Leicester threatened with redundancy some of the best mathematicians and computer scientists I know, former colleagues of mine. By the end of the academic year, if I counted correctly, 16 academics in mathematics and computer science either left their job “voluntarily” or were made redundant … support the Leicester boycott … more.
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