These models and simulations have been tagged “resource-depletion”.
Wealth can be seen as the factories,
infrastructure, goods and services the population of a nation dispose of. According
to Tim Garrett, a scientist who looks at
the economy from the perspective of physics, it is existing wealth that generates
economic activity and growth. This growth demands the use of energy as no
activity can take place without its use. He also points out that the use of this
energy unavoidably leads to concentrations of CO2 in the
atmosphere. All this, Tim Garrett says, follows from the second law of thermodynamics.
If wealth decreases then so does economic activity and growth. The CLD tries to illustrate how wealth,
ironically, now generates the conditions and feedback loops that may cause it to decline. The consequences are inevitably economic stagnation (or secular recession?).
read about the connection Tim Garrett makes between 'Wealth, Economic Growth,
Energy and CO2 Emissions' simply by
Googling 'Tim Garrett and Economy'.