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Water, Wind and Soil: Hidden Keys to The Water Planet Earth and to Economic Macroprocesses

Abstract:
This essay tentatively integrates the analysis of macroeconomic processes with that of natural ecological systems via energy balances and calculations. On the one hand, entropy studies concerning ecology and economy by Tsuchida (1976), Tamanoi, Tsuchida & Murota (1984), Murota (1984, 1985, 1987), Tsuchida & Murota (1985), and Kawamiya (1985) have stressed the major importance of the water cycle, wind energy, and the topsoil function as the hidden keys to the earth's open steady state and the renewability of its living systems.

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Energy Specializations: Energy Modeling – Other

JEL Codes: Q42: Alternative Energy Sources, Q40: Energy: General, Q24: Renewable Resources and Conservation: Land, Q50: Environmental Economics: General, Q28: Renewable Resources and Conservation: Government Policy, Q57: Ecological Economics: Ecosystem Services; Biodiversity Conservation; Bioeconomics; Industrial Ecology

Keywords: Ecology and economy, Wind energy, Macroeconomic processes, Water cycle

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol9-No1-4


Published in Volume 9, Number 1 of The Quarterly Journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.