Tim Garrett, an associate professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah, has been in local and world news recently. His provocative study, Are There Basic Physical Constraints on Future Anthropogenic Emissions of Carbon Dioxide?, was published online this week in the journal of Climatic Change. We uploaded it today to USpace. At the foundation of his study is Garrett’s use of physics to create a new global economic growth model. The article has created some controversy because of the study’s indications that energy conservation ultimately increases economic growth and therefore leads to accelerated energy consumption; and that stabilizing CO2 emissions even at current rates is not possible. A good summary of the study can be found here.