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Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

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By Meadows, Donella H.
By Randers, Jorgen

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In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production. Their results shocked the world and created stirring conversation about global 'overshoot, ' or resource use beyond the carrying capacity of the planet. Now, pree...minent environmental scientists Donnella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis Meadows have teamed up again to update and expand their original findings in The Limits to Growth: The 30 Year Global Update, Meadows, Randers, and Meadows are international environmental leaders recognized for their groundbreaking research into early signs of wear on the planet. Citing climate change as the most tangible example of our current overshoot, the scientists now provide us with an updated scenario and a plan to reduce our needs to meet the carrying capacity of the planet.Over the past three decades, population growth and global warming have forged on with a striking semblance to the scenarios laid out by the World3 computer model in the original Limits to Growth, While Meadows, Randers, and Meadows do not make a practice of predicting future environmental degradation, they offer an analysis of present and future trends in resource use, and assess a variety of possible outcomes.In many ways, the message contained in Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update is a warning. Overshoot cannot be sustained without collapse. But, as the authors are careful to point out, there is reason to believe that humanity can still reverse some of its damage to Earth if it takes appropriate measures to reduce inefficiency and waste.Written in refreshingly accessible prose, Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update is a long anticipated revival ofsome of the original voices in the growing chorus of sustainability. Limits to Growth: The 30 Year Update is a work of stunning intelligence that will expose for humanity the hazy but critical line between human growth and human development.
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ISBN 9781931498586
Released AU 15 Jun 2004
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing Co
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781931498586
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing Co
Imprint Chelsea Green Publishing Co
Released 15 Jun 2004
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Meadows, Donella H.
By Randers, Jorgen
Category Economics
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 330.9
Weight 549g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Pollution, Population, Sustainable development, Economic development, Environmental aspects
NBS Text Environment & Ecology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade