Economic growth has consequences. John E. J. Schmitz argues in Chapter 5 of The Second Law of Life that this growth causes air pollution, global warming, and depletion of the Ozone. The consequences of economic growth is the impact on the environment. The book discusses how entropy, or the second law of thermodynamics redefines efficiency.Harry Potter
Economic models assume a cyclical use of resources that are renewable. But we know better. After burning coal, the pollution cannot be reused even though the same amount of energy is still available after we burn coal. Thus, entropy increases and this increase in irreversible and irrevocable. In other words, we're doomed. The author posits that 2100 will be the year all of our resources are deleted.