The Resource Beyond the limits : confronting global collapse, envisioning a sustainable future, Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jørgen Randers

Beyond the limits : confronting global collapse, envisioning a sustainable future, Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jørgen Randers

Label
Beyond the limits : confronting global collapse, envisioning a sustainable future
Title
Beyond the limits
Title remainder
confronting global collapse, envisioning a sustainable future
Statement of responsibility
Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jørgen Randers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Beyond the Limits Confronting Global Collapse, Envisioning a Sustainable Future is the path-breaking sequel to The Limits to Growth, the international best-seller which sold 9 million copies in 29 languages when it was published 20 years ago. At that time the authors concluded that if the present trends of growth continued unchanged, the limits to physical growth on the planet would be reached in the next 100 years. Now, in Beyond the Limits, the authors show that the world has already overshot some of its limits, and if present trends remain unchanged, we face the virtually certain prospect of a global economic collapse in the next century." "That collapse is far from inevitable, however. Now three of the original authors of The Limits to Growth, Donella Meadows, Dennis Meadows, and Jorgen Randers have written Beyond the Limits to help us confront the possibility of global collapse in order to envision the possibility of a sustainable future. They use World3, their system dynamics computer model, as a unique tool to see far into the next century. And by varying the basic global policy assumptions that go into the model, they are able to show a range of outcomes, from collapse to sustainability."
  • "Beyond the Limits comes to the following key conclusions. Human use of essential resources and generation of pollutants has surpassed sustainable rates. Unless there are significant reductions in material and energy flows, the world faces an uncontrolled decline in per capita food output, energy use, and industrial production. In order to avoid this decline, growth in material consumption and population must be eased down at the same time as there is a rapid and drastic increase in the efficiency of materials and energy use. A sustainable society is technically and economically feasible. The transition to a sustainable society must be made by carefully balancing our long and short-term goals and emphasizing equity and quality of life. It will require honesty, compassion, and maturity."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Meadows, Donella H
Dewey number
338.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD75.6
LC item number
.M43 1992
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD75.6.M43
NAL item number
1992
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Meadows, Dennis L
  • Randers, Jørgen
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  • Economic development
  • Population
  • Pollution
  • Sustainable development
  • Grenzen des Wachstums
  • Economic development
  • Pollution
  • Population
  • Sustainable development
  • Milieueconomie
  • Bevolking
  • Economische groei
  • Wereldondergang
  • Développement économique
  • Développement durable
  • Population
  • Pollution
  • Mondialisation
  • Nouvel ordre économique international
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Beyond the limits : confronting global collapse, envisioning a sustainable future, Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jørgen Randers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overshoot -- The driving force: exponential growth -- The limits: sources and sinks -- 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 -- Overshoot but not collapse
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 300 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
ZBWT00455605
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028729440
Label
Beyond the limits : confronting global collapse, envisioning a sustainable future, Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jørgen Randers
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overshoot -- The driving force: exponential growth -- The limits: sources and sinks -- 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 -- Overshoot but not collapse
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 300 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
ZBWT00455605
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028729440

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