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              Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update
               

              Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Meadows, Donella H.; 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
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              Reinventing Prosperity: Managing Economic Growth to Reduce Unemployment, Inequality and Climate Change
               

              Reinventing Prosperity: Managing Economic Growth to Reduce Unemployment, Inequality and Climate Change (Hardback)

              By Maxton, Graeme; Randers, Jorgen; Foreword by Suzuki, David

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              The biggest challenges facing human wellbeing today are widening income inequality, continuing global poverty, and environmental degradation. Luckily, these problems are simple to solve in theory. In practice, however, they are much harder to solve, because we are required to com...e up with solutions that are acceptable to a political majority in the rich world. Most of the commonly proposed solutions are simply not acceptable to most people. Many of these proposed solutions like stopping the use of fossil fuels require a sacrifice today in order to obtain an uncertain advantage in the far future. Therefore they are politically infeasible in the modern world, which is marked by relatively short term thinking. In A Prosperous Planet, Graeme Maxton and Jorgen Randers provide a new approach altogether through thirteen recommendations which are both politically acceptable and which can be implemented in the current period of slow economic growth around the world. A Prosperous Planet solves the forty year old growth/no-growth standoff, by providing a solution to income inequality, continuing global poverty and climate change, a solution that will provide for economic growth but with a declining ecological footprint. A Prosperous Planet shows us how to live better on our finite planet and in ways we can agree on.
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              ISBN 9781771642514
              Released AU 13 Sep 2016
              Publisher NewSouth Books
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              2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years
                

              2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Randers, Jorgen

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              Forty years ago, Limits to Growth addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth. So, where are we now? In the book 2052, a professor of climate strategy issues a progress report and makes a forecast for the next 40 years.

              ISBN 9781603584210
              Released AU 15 Jun 2012
              Publisher NewSouth Books
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              Learning Environment, Limits to Growth (CD-ROM): The 30-Year Update
               

              Learning Environment, Limits to Growth (CD-ROM): The 30-Year Update (CD-Rom)

              By Meadows, Donella H.; Randers, Jorgen; Meadows, Dennis

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              This disc is intended for serious students of Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update, It permits users to reproduce and examine the details of the ten scenarios published in the book. The CD can be run on most Macintosh and PC operating systems. With it you will be able to: Reprodu...ce the three graphs for each of the scenarios as they appear in the book.Graph the eleven individual parameters for each scenario.Create comparative plots to examine the behavior of one parameter under the assumptions for two or more scenarios.Print out 47 key variables in five-year increments from 1900 to 2100 for any of the scenarios.The CD also includes: Full model equations compatible with STELLAEighty-five JPEG files of the important book illustrations for use in lectures and classroom discussions.
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              ISBN 9781931498852
              Released AU 1 Dec 2004
              Publisher NewSouth Books
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              2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Year
               

              2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Year (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Randers, Jorgen

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              Traditional Chinese edition of 2052:A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Year. In Traditional Chinese. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

              ISBN 9789862724262
              Released AU 8 Aug 2013
              Publisher Shang Zhou Chu Ban/Tsai Fong B
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              Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update
               

              Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update (EPUB ebook)

              By Meadows, Donella; Randers, Jorgen; Meadows, Dennis

              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, preem...inent 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 of some 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 9781603581554
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              Released AU 5 Feb 2009
              Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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              2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years
               

              2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years (EPUB ebook)

              By Randers, Jorgen

              Forty years ago, Limits to Growth addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth. So, where are we now? In the book 2052, a professor of climate strategy issues a progress report and makes a forecast for the next 40 years.

              ISBN 9781603584227
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              Released AU 26 Jun 2012
              Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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              Reinventing Prosperity: Managing Economic Growth to Reduce Unemployment, Inequality and Climate Change
               

              Reinventing Prosperity: Managing Economic Growth to Reduce Unemployment, Inequality and Climate Change (EPUB ebook)

              By Maxton, Graeme; Randers, Jorgen

              The biggest challenges facing human wellbeing today are widening income inequality, continuing global poverty, and environmental degradation. Luckily, these problems are simple to solve - in theory. In practice, however, they are much harder to solve, because we are required to c...ome up with solutions that are acceptable to a political majority in the rich world. Most of the commonly proposed "solutions" are simply not acceptable to most people. Many of these proposed solutions - like stopping the use of fossil fuels - require a sacrifice today in order to obtain an uncertain advantage in the far future. Therefore they are politically infeasible in the modern world, which is marked by relatively short term thinking. In Reinventing Prosperity, Graeme Maxton and Jorgen Randers provide a new approach altogether through thirteen recommendations which are both politically acceptable and which can be implemented in the current period of slow economic growth around the world. Reinventing Prosperity solves the forty year old growth/no-growth standoff, by providing a solution to income inequality, continuing global poverty and climate change, a solution that will provide for economic growth but with a declining ecological footprint. Reinventing Prosperity shows us how to live better on our finite planet - and in ways we can agree on.
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              ISBN 9781771642521
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              Released AU 8 Oct 2016
              Publisher Greystone Books
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