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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

limits to growth

Whilst listening to the radio this morning I heard that 'Limits to Growth', a book first published in 1972, was once again being discussed in the media. A commentator Bjorn Lomborg (author of 'The Sceptical Environmentalist') was pointing out some of the inconsistencies of the data put forward in this book about the inevitable reduction of world resources. This prompted me to find out a little more about the book.

 I found this link to an interview with one of the contributors to the book : Dennis Meadows. It was conducted in 2004 and he talks about an other publication in which they update their original model thirty years on.

I found it very compelling listening, here's the link


You can also listen the Bjorn's arguement about what he thinks they got wrong here


1 comment:

  1. Lomborg continues to offer the usual, tired, techno-optimism and inaccuracies about what The Limits to Growth scenarios showed. We are, actually, following pretty closely the business-as-usual scenario from that study.

    Dave Gardner
    Director of the documentary
    GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth