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ERIC Number: ED065302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 205
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The Limits of Growth. A Report for The Club of Rome's Project on the Predicament of Mankind.
Meadows, Donella H.; And Others
Reviewed in this report is a project undertaken by The Club of Rome entitled Project on the Predicament of Mankind. Its intent is to examine the complex of problems troubling men of all nations. The predicament is that man can perceive the problem, yet, despite his considerable knowledge and skills, he does not understand the origins, significance, and interrelationships of its many components and thus is unable to devise effective responses. One objective was to gain insights into the limits of our world system and the constraints it puts on human numbers and activity. A second was to identify and study the dominant elements and their interactions that influence the long term behavior of world systems. To accomplish these objectives, Phase One was undertaken. It examined the five basic factors that determine, and therefore, ultimately limit, growth on this planet--population, agricultural production, natural resources, industrial production, and pollution. An analysis of current trends, their influence on each other, and their possible outcomes is given coupled with warnings of potential world crisis if these trends are allowed to continue. It is concluded changes in our political, economic, and social systems will be necessary to ensure avoidance of these crises. (BL)
Universe Books, 381 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016
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Identifiers: Project on the Predicament of Mankind