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Limits to growth : the 30-year update /

by Meadows, Donella H; Randers, Jørgen; Meadows, Dennis L.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: White River Junction, Vt : Chelsea Green Publishing Company, c2004Description: xxii, 338 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1931498512 (hardcover : alk. paper); 193149858X (pbk. : alk. paper); 9781931498586 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Economic development -- Environmental aspects | Population -- Economic aspects | Population forecasting | Human ecology | Pollution -- Economic aspects | Sustainable development
Contents:
Overshoot -- The driving force: exponential growth -- The limits: sources and sinks -- World3: the dynamics of growth in a finite world -- Back from beyond the limits: the ozone story -- Technology, markets, and overshoot -- Transitions to a sustainable system -- Tools for the transition to sustainability.
Summary: [This book] brings data on overshoot and global ecological collapse to the time of publication. It provides a short course in the World3 computer model, types of growth, and the various kinds of overshoot likely to occur in the 21st century. While it remains to be seen whether public policy will respond effectively and in time to address problems such as climate change, this book makes clear the vital need for a sustainability revolution--Adapted from dust jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-325) and index.

Overshoot -- The driving force: exponential growth -- The limits: sources and sinks -- World3: the dynamics of growth in a finite world -- Back from beyond the limits: the ozone story -- Technology, markets, and overshoot -- Transitions to a sustainable system -- Tools for the transition to sustainability.

[This book] brings data on overshoot and global ecological collapse to the time of publication. It provides a short course in the World3 computer model, types of growth, and the various kinds of overshoot likely to occur in the 21st century. While it remains to be seen whether public policy will respond effectively and in time to address problems such as climate change, this book makes clear the vital need for a sustainability revolution--Adapted from dust jacket.

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