= 20,629 - 1481 + 13,796 - 94 - 907 + 9817 + 4249 +1004 + 446 + 295 -147 +142 + 4454 - 338 + 1537 + 2965 +123 + 236 = 56,725 kcal-bits/m2/year
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While ascendency measures the degree to which the system possesses inherent constraints, we wish also to have a measure of the degree of flexibility that remains in the system. To assess the degrees of freedom, we first define a measure of the full diversity of flows in the system. To calculate the full diversity, we apply the Boltzmann formula to the joint probability of flow from i to j, Ti} /T, and calculate the average value of that logarithm. The result is the familiar Shannon formula,
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Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.