Al Bartlett, Rest in Peace

Albert Allen Bartlett, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Colorado Boulder and long-time friend of FAIR, died at the age of 90 on September 7, 2013. The Chancellor of UCB noted in tribute, “His timeless, internationally revered lecture on the impacts of world population growth will live beyond his passing, a distinction few professors can claim.” Joe Bish, of the Population Media Center, noted that Professor Bartlett “was an unwavering rock in the field of population education and advocacy.”

Those of us at FAIR who knew Al Bartlett valued highly his unfailing efforts to instill a public sense of numeracy in considering the issue of population growth and its impact for future generations.

Below is part one of Bartlett’s popular video lecture on The Exponential Function.

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Jack, who joined FAIR’s National Board of Advisors in 2017, is a retired U.S. diplomat with consular experience. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, and U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform and has authored studies of immigration issues. His national and international print, TV, and talk radio experience is extensive (including in Spanish).

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    John Winthroppsd on

    I read his transcripts and the man was an intellectual……………he was never against Immigration, immigratns or immigration reform.