Monday, April 07, 2008

LTG redux

Just one more short posting on LTG (Limits to Growth), at least for now: in looking for something else, I found The Limits to Growth: Abstract established by Eduard Pestel. A Report to The Club of Rome (1972), by Donella H. Meadows, Dennis l. Meadows, Jorgen Randers, William W. Behrens III, which is well worth the time it takes to read, especially if you haven't read one of the original versions of LTG. It summarizes in very readable prose the essence of the entire LTG argument in just eight short pages.

Even though this was written 36 years ago, it seems very up-to-date. Or, perhaps better put (as Ugo Bardi did), because it was written 36 years ago and we've learned more, it seems more pertinent today than it did then. For a review of the changes since the original publication, see Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update or Matthew Simmon's review linked from my prior posting.

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