Beyond the Limits — Global Collapse or a Sustainable Future - Donella H. Meadows; Dennis L. Meadows; Jorgen Randers;Earthscan, 1992, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good+.
First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Beyond the Limits is the sequel to The Limits to Growth that showed that if growth trends continued unchanged, the limits to physical growth on the planet would be reached within a 100 years. Many refused to accept its conclusions. Yet the global scientific evidence since then has confirmed them. Now, three of the four original authors have marshalled that evidence to write Beyond the Limits. They show that the world has already overshot some of its limits and, if present trends continue, we face the virtually certain prospect of a global collapse, perhaps within the lifetimes of children alive today. But that is not the only option. Beyond the Limits presents us in extraordinarily clear terms with a warning and a choice: a rapid and uncontrolled decline in food production, industrial capacity, population and life-expectancy, or a sustainable future. By using their computer model as a unique tool to project the future, and by varying the basic global policy assumptions, they describe a range of possible outcomes. They show that a sustainable society is technically and economically feasible, if growth in material consumption and population are eased down and there is a drastic increase in the efficiency of our use of materials and energy. To make that transition we will have to balance our long and short term goals with much greater care, enhancing equity and the quality of life. And for that, we will need the wisdom, farsightedness and magnanimity that this book exemplifies.”
Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6")
Number of Pages: 300
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