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Tell the Truth

In 1975, the Atomic Industrial Forum invited David Comey of Friends of the Earth, a foe of nuclear power, to tell the nuclear industry how it could be more credible to the public. Comey gave them the obvious answer—to become credible you must tell the truth. The complete text of…

Thermal Limits to World Energy Use

In this slightly simplified version of a technical paper first circulated in 1970, Amory Lovins argues that “heat released by man’s rapidly increasing energy-use may seriously perturb global climate in less than 100 years. He argues that until the climate issue is completely understood, it is risky and imprudent to…

Rock Bottom: Nearing the Limits of Metal Mining in Britain

While serving as the British representative for Friends of the Earth, Amory Lovins wrote this letter to Lord Zuckerman, Chairman of Britain’s Independent Commission on Mining and the Environment. In this reprint published by The Ecologist, Lovins argues that elegant resource frugality stands as a more logical, sensible and natural…