The Limits To Growth

the thirty year update

Ranked #18 in Sustainability, Ranked #19 in Environmental Sciencesee more rankings.

Incorporating the thinking on sustainability, ecological footprinting and limits, this book presents future overshoot scenarios and makes an urgent case for a rapid readjustment of the global economy toward a sustainable path. It is suitable for those concerned with our common future. less

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Bill Gates CEO/Microsoft[On Bill Gates's reading list in 2012.] (Source)

Andrew Curry This is such a depressing book. This is The Limits to Growth: The Thirty Year Update. A lot of people, what they remember about The Limits to Growth is it was published in 1971 and was completely lambasted by economists, technologists, lots and lots of people. What it has sitting underneath it is a model of the world, a model of the world economy, which links population, food, industrial production, pollution, a few other things, it’s quite a complicated systems-dynamics model. Obviously it’s only a model, it’s a picture of the world, it isn’t the world itself. But what it said was that if... (Source)

Jerry McNerney Recommends this book (Source)

Jonathon Porritt This is a report produced in 1972, but it’s still as current now as it was then and is still available today. It was commissioned by the Club of Rome and produced by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. What they did was simply to look at projections for world population, industrialisation, pollution, food production and resource depletion and draw up models of what would happen to the earth in those areas. (Source)

Rosamund McDougall Books like this predicted that there would be famines in the future due to the rising population. (Source)

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